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Catalog 2015-16 
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Survey Technology (Land Surveying Option)

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

Statewide Program

Semester Sequence

This is a suggested full-time schedule for a student who has completed any developmental course work and has no transfer credits. Refer to the College catalog for specific requirements in selecting General Education courses .


General Education Requirements and Electives - 18-19 Credits

General Education Electives:

Choose one 3-credit Diversity course from the list of approved General Education courses . 

  • Social and Behavioral Sciences 3 Credits.

Program Requirements and Electives - 42 Credits

Total Credits Required for Degree: 60-61*

*Credit students who are new to college (no successfully completed college coursework at other institutions) are required to take ACDV 101  in the first semester at CCBC. This is a 1-credit class, and it does not count towards the number of credits required for a degree or certificate. Students are required to provide an official transcript(s) to document successful completion of college coursework at another institution(s) for this requirement to be waived.


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.

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. 

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