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College of Applied Science and Technology
(formerly Summit College)

Land Surveying (Associate Degree)

Land Surveying Fundamentals

Advanced technologies are transforming the functions of surveying, particularly in today’s construction environment. Surveying technicians collect data in the field, make calculations and do computer-aided drafting.

  • Comprehensive curriculum includes:
    • mathematics
    • physics
    • technical drawing
    • communications
    • surveying concepts and principles
    • training on a variety of tools
  • Option to pursue bachelor’s degree in surveying and mapping.

Our Faculty

  • are innovative and interactive
  • use multimedia technology to enhance classroom learning

Akron Advantage

Hands-on Research

Experience surveying and mapping technology firsthand through the Surveying and Mapping Program's two computerized laboratories. They are equipped for:

  • map generation and GIS/GPS activities
  • surveying instrumentation studies and practices

Real-word Experience

Gain practical professional experience through an internship or UA's optional cooperative education program. Through co-op, you’ll alternate semesters of work and school while earning a competitive salary.

Surveying and Mapping Student Organization

Interact with other surveying and mapping students and professionals in the field through organizations such as:

  • Gathering of Potential Surveyors (GPS)

Curriculum Guide

For More Information:

Engineering and Science Technology

Contact: Mike Besch

Career Opportunities

Degrees and Preparation

A degree in surveying and mapping prepares you for a variety of work environments:

  • engineering and architectural services firms
  • federal, state and local governments
  • construction firms
  • mining and oil and gas extraction companies
  • public utilities companies

Career Outlook

As technologies become more complex, individuals with a bachelor's degree and strong technical skills will have the best job opportunities.

Career Center

The Career Center creates links among students, alumni and local professionals. You will have access to:

  • Career Resource Library
  • co-op/internships through Career Advantage Network
  • computer stations for resume writing and employment research
  • UA Career Fairs 

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Akron, OH 44325
Phone: 330-972-7111
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