2020-2021 Catalog (Current)

Surveying

Degree Type: Certificate
College(s): College of Engineering Technology

Program Requirements

Surveying, Certificate Program Checksheet

Includes:

  • Certificate Courses
  • Admission and Transfer Requirements
  • Graduation Requirements

Why Choose a Certificate in Surveying?   

The student completing this program should be able to:

  • Perform basic differential leveling in the field
  • Reduce differential leveling observations
  • Recognize the concept of field data collection using conventional and modern electronic data collection instruments such as an electronic total station
  • Recognize the concept of field data collection using global positioning systems (GPS) instruments
  • Recognize the basic concept of how to prepare a topographic map from actual survey data
  • Perform traverse computations and simple traverse adjustment
  • Develop an appreciation for establishing horizontal and vertical control for a small to medium size surveying project

Career Opportunities

The objective of the certificate program in surveying is simply to give the program completers a general exposure to the surveying practice and the capacity for employment with a real surveying degree.

More Information:

School of Engineering and Computing Technology
Survey Engineering Technology Programs
915 Campus Drive, SWN 312
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2291
Phone: 231-591-2633
Email:
https://www.ferris.edu/CET/ceems/surveying/index.htm

Ferris State University
College of Engineering Technology
1009 Campus Drive, JOH 200
Big Rapids, MI 49307-2280
Phone: 231-591-2890
Email:
www.ferris.edu/technology

Required Courses
Credit Hours
To obtain a certificate a student must complete the following core courses:
SURE 110 AND
Fundamentals of Surveying
3
Intro To Computer Mapping
3
Const Surveying-Layout
3
Student must also complete two courses from the following list:
6
Engineering Surveying
3
Surveying Computation
3
Advanced Surveying
3
Photogrammetry
3
Legal Aspects of Surveying 1
3