VU – Surveying Technology

VU Advisor: Jessica Hess     Email:     Office Phone: 812-888-4185

VU Surveying Technology Website

DOE Code: 5580

Program Description:  What you will learn in the VU Surveying Technology Program

  • Fundamental applications, calculations, and theory of surveying.
  • The practice of survey data note keeping and reduction.
  • Instrumentation practices with Levels, Total Stations, Robotic Total Stations, and GPS.
  • Practices of establishing control networks.
  • Topographic surveying.
  • Reading and creating maps with surveying data.
  • The formation and layout of the system used to map federal lands.
  • Hands on projects including outside and inside work related to all of the items listed above.

Grade Level:  12th

Length of Program: 1 year (Senior Year Only) 1/2 of the day.

HS Credits per semester:  3                   HS Credits per year:  6

Fall Semester Courses:                                                                                        Days/Times:
SURV 100 Surveying Fundamentals (3 Cr Hrs)                                 MW      8:00 am-10:50 am
SURV 125 Land Survey Systems         (3 Cr Hrs)                                 TR       8:00 am -10:50 am

*Course Fees: $81 for SURV 100       $86 for SURV 125
Spring Semester Courses:                                                                                 Days/Times:  
SURV 165 Instrumentation & Control Surveying (3 Cr Hrs)      MW     8:00 am-9:00 am

SURV 165L Instrumentation & Control Surveying Lab                MW     9:00 am-11:50 am

SURV 155 Topographic Surveying & Mapping       (3 Cr Hrs)       TR      8:00 am-10:50 am

*Course Fees: $297 for SURV 165      $26 for SURV 165L       $25 for SURV 155
Tuition: Twin Rivers pays all CTE course tuition.  Student pays fees only.

Upon completion of the Spring Semester, students will take a national exam where, upon passing, they receive the status of a Certified Survey Technician Level 1 (CST, Level 1).

Occupations upon completion of program: Students will have sufficient knowledge and skills to work for surveying/engineering companies and governmental agencies as part of a surveying field crew.  Field crew members operate surveying instruments and perform reconnaissance of field evidence on various kinds of surveying projects, including: boundary determination, earth construction, building construction, Department of Natural Resources and municipal projects, surveying for utility companies, surface and underground mining, and many more.

Additional education/training available after VU:  Surveying Technology courses such as: Computer Automated Drafting (CAD) classes, Boundary Surveying and Legal Aspects, Subdivision Design and Layout, Construction/Route Surveying, Property Description Writing and Analysis, Surveying Law, Survey Data Acquisition and Analysis, and Geographic Information Systems.

*Fees are approximate and could vary from year to year.

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