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  Nov 21, 2017
 
 
    
Catalog 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Survey Technology (Land Surveying Option)


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Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)

Statewide Program

General Education - 21-22 Credits


General Education Electives:


(Choose courses in each category from the list of approved General Education courses . One 3-credit General Education course must be a Diversity course.)

  • Arts and Humanities or Social and Behavioral Sciences 3 Credits.
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences 3 Credits.

Total Credits Required for Degree: 63-64*


*A new college orientation requirement, completion of the one-credit ACDV 101  course, Transitioning to College, went into effect spring 2010. If you are a credit student who is new to college (meaning you have not successfully completed college coursework at another institution(s)), you are required to take ACDV 101  during your first semester at CCBC, thereby increasing the number of credits required for the degree to 64-65 credits. Students are required to provide an official transcript(s) to document successful completion of college coursework at another institution(s) in order for this requirement to be waived.

Program Outcomes:


Upon successful completion of this degree option, students will be able to:

  1. demonstrate standard techniques to locate and determine three dimensional coordinates of points on the ground using surveying instruments;
  2. describe the topographical features of points on the ground and provide three dimensional coordinates for these points with given precisions as determined by Federal, State, and Local accuracies and specifications;
  3. demonstrate how to incorporate positional information into effective written and oral communications;
  4. apply mathematical methods to interpret and refine field data to determine accuracy and precision of field data;
  5. solve problems incurred in conducting field surveys through legal and database searches;
  6. explain proper procedures used in determining three dimensional positions and show how these procedures comply with Federal, State, and Local specifications; and
  7. apply Federal, State, and Local Laws, Standards, and Regulations to guarantee the safe and proper management of Storm Water runoff during construction and land management use within Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, and the District of Columbia.

Program Description


This degree program prepares students for positions with surveying firms, government, and engineering/construction firms as office technicians performing data reduction, basic design, and computer aided drafting.

Students who elect this curriculum and desire to transfer courses to a four-year institution should check with the program coordinator and/or an academic advisor. While many courses will transfer, certain specialized courses may not. Courses may be taken in any sequences as long as prerequisites are met. Some courses may be offered in alternate semesters only.

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