SURVEYING TECHNOLOGY - Associate of Applied Science
What do surveyors do? Survey boundaries of small house lots and large forested properties; layout construction projects;
use satellites to measure the earth; develop maps of and access to remote areas.
The technical field of surveying is diverse, offering excellent employment opportunities in your hometown or on the other side
of the world.
The Surveying Technology Program at Paul Smith’s College seeks to produce graduates who have the knowledge, technical skills,
and professional predispositions necessary for entry level positions in this rapidly changing profession. Graduates will be
capable of advancing in the profession to the level of licensed land surveyor. Upon graduation students will be able to select
appropriate measurement systems, analyze positional accuracy in conformance with appropriate standards, and prepare land records
and plats to meet legal requirements. Specifically students will be able to:
- Prepare maps and drawings utilizing standard surveying methods and technology.
- Stakeout surveys for construction projects.
- Plan and conduct land subdivisions.
- Research and prepare a boundary map and surveyor’s report in compliance with legal requirements.
- Communicate, reason, and interact in a professional manner.
The Surveying Technology Program is accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET,
The A.A.S. in surveying technology curriculum includes courses in:
Computer Aided Design
Geographic Information Systems
If you have questions about the A.A.S. in surveying technology, contact Robert Kraatz.