Surveying & Geomatics
The Surveying and Geomatics program is designed to meet entry-level field and office skills in a variety of land surveying and geomatics occupations. Training will utilize precision electronic surveying instruments, including Global Positioning System equipment and sophisticated computerized drafting, mapping, design, and analysis software.
An Associate in Applied Science degree will be awarded upon successful completion of the course requirements. All core and general education list requirements must be met, with any additional credits to be selected as electives. Students are encouraged to complete basic skills at the beginning of their education. Refer to the Degree & Certificate Requirements Section of the Clark College Catalog to identify the courses needed to satisfy the General Education Requirements.
Full-time students seeking an Associate in Applied Science degree typically complete this program in a minimum of six quarters, if basic skills and prerequisites are complete. Students interested in pursuing a baccalaureate degree in a Surveying or GIS field, a formal articulation agreement between Clark College and the Oregon Institute of Technology in Klamath Falls, Oregon is in place. Please consult with an advisor for additional requirements regarding this specific educational path.
It is recommended that students prepare for entrance into the program by emphasizing mathematics and science in high school. Two years of algebra and one year each of geometry, trigonometry, and physics are desirable prerequisites.
Completion of this program prepares students for work as Surveying Technicians and can lead to a career as a Professional Land Surveyor. The employment forecast for graduates in this field are exceptional. As increasing number of licensed surveyors across the nation retire, a personnel shortage has been created within this profession.
General Education Requirements
Communication Skills (6 credits required)
Health & Physical Education (3 credits required)
Computational Skills (3 credits required)
Human Relations (3 credits required)
Humanities (3 credits required)
Social Sciences (3 credits required)
Natural Sciences (3 credits required)
Major Area Requirements
or ENGR 140
or ENGR 121
Total Required Credits: 93
Program OutcomesProgram outcomes are overarching skills that are emphasized and reinforced throughout several courses in a specific program; they are measurable statements that define what students should be able to do by the end of a certificate or degree at Clark College.
- Demonstrate use of modern technology, industry standard software, and tools to collect, analyze and interpret data for surveying solutions.
- Apply problem-solving skills as a member of a professional team in a field crew.
- Communicate in written form, verbally, and graphically with surveyors and engineers.
- Solve applied mathematical problems related to land surveying.
- Prepare complete field records.
- Practice a code of ethics prescribed by professional organizations and state codes.
General Education Outcomes
- Communications: Communicate with various audiences using a variety of methods as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
- Human Relations: Demonstrate interpersonal/human relations skills as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
- Computational Skills: Solve quantitative problems and interpret the solutions as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
- Health and PE: Demonstrate progress toward healthier behaviors as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
- Humanities: Analyze, interpret, and evaluate works and ideas in the Humanities within appropriate global and historical contexts as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
- Social Science: Evaluate, analyze, and explain events, behaviors, and institutions using perspectives and methods in the Social Sciences as appropriate for a career and technical education program.
- Science: Apply fundamental principles and relationships from the Natural Sciences to solve problems as appropriate for a career and technical education program.