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Where To Study Surveying

The need for surveyors is intended to grow 11% by the year 2026. As that date will arrive faster than we expect, we foresee the need for more and more students and young professionals to delve into the surveying field. This projection is a faster growth projection than any of your average occupations. It is likely that the future of the surveying industry will potentially grow into other areas such as data mapping, but until then, surveyors are and will continue to be needed to certify boundary lines, provide and review sites and assist with almost everything that is constructed. In essence, surveyors are the marines of the construction world; We are the first ones on a site and the last to leave when a project is finished.

With the growing need for surveyors, and lack of common information about what surveyors do and how to get into surveying, we want to help educate anyone who may have an interest in pursuing a rewarding career in land surveying. Requirements to become a Professional Land Surveyor (PLS) differ for each state. If your state requires a bachelor’s degree in Land Surveying, Geomatics, or a related field, you will find a list below of colleges along the East Coast of the United States that offer an applicable degree.


FAQs

  1. What is required to be a PLS?
    It depends on your state. Some states do not require a bachelor’s degree, such as North Carolina. But this is ever changing. Regardless of education requirements, you need to have built up a resume of experience in the field. Atlas Surveying offers the opportunity to study under an experienced PLS and staff to build a solid foundation for your career.
  2. What colleges provide a surveying degree?
    Below you will see a chart of all the colleges in which you can study land surveying. The colleges listed below are all current colleges along the East Coast that offer a type of Surveying or Geomatics degree (AA or BS). Certificate Courses are not degrees.
  3. Do you have to study surveying to be a surveyor/ PLS?
    No. Other fields that are similar and will help in the surveying industry are: Civil Engineering, Math, Environment Engineering and Forestry. If you hold a degree in another field not related to these, you can contact a college to see if you could take a few courses to get a degree in one of the above fields. You still need experience in the surveying field even if you do hold a degree in another subject outside of surveying.
  4. If I have a degree in something else can I still go into surveying?
    Absolutely. Like we mentioned before, some states do not require a degree. If you want to get into the surveying field, find a company near you and start getting experience. If you are looking at the Savannah/Hilton Head, Charleston, Charlotte, or Greenville/Spartanburg markets, give us a call or visit the Careers page on our website.

 State

 College

 Degree

 Alabama

 Troy University

 Multiple Relevant Degrees

 Delaware

 Delaware Tech CC

 Surveying and Geomatics Engineering Technology

 Florida

 University of Florida

 Geomatics

 Florida

 Florida Atlantic University

 Geomatics Engineering

 Georgia

 Kennesaw State University

 Geospatial Technology Land Surveying

 Kentucky

 East Kentucky University

 Multiple Relevant Degrees

 Kentucky

 Murray State University

 Multiple Relevant Degrees

 Kentucky

 Big Sandy Community & Tech College

 Multiple Relevant Degrees

 Kentucky

 West Kentucky University

 Multiple Relevant Degrees

 Louisiana

 Nicholls State University

 Geomatics

 Louisiana

 South Louisiana Community College

 Civil, Survey and Mapping

 Maryland

 Towson

 Geography & Land Surveying

 Michigan

 Ferris State University

 Multiple Relevant Degrees

 Maine

 University of Maine

 Surveying Engineering Technology

 Minnesota

 Saint Cloud State University

 Multiple Relevant Degrees

 New Hampshire

 University of New Hampshire

 Multiple Relevant Degrees

 New York

 Alfred State College

 Multiple Relevant Degrees

 New York

 Mohawk Valley Community College

 Surveying Technology

 New York

 Paul Smith’s College

 Surveying Technology

 New York

 SUNY College of Environmental Science& Forestry

 Land Surveying Technology

 North Carolina

 North Carolina A & T University

 Geomatics

 North Carolina

 Fayetteville Technical Community College

 Geomatics Technology (Surveying)

 North Carolina

 Asheville Buncombe Technical Community College

 Geomatics Technology

 North Carolina

 Western Piedmont CC

 Geomatics Technology

 Ohio

 Ohio State University

 Land Surveying & Mapping Minor

 Ohio

 University of Akron

 Land Surveying
 Surveying & Mapping

 Pennsylvania

 Pennsylvania State University

 Surveying Engineering Technology

 South Carolina

 Low Country Tech College

 Multiple Relevant Degrees

 Tennessee

 East Tennessee State University

 Surveying and Mapping

 West Virginia

 Glenville State College

 Land Surveying/Geographic Information Systems

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