Surveying Technician: Microcredential

Surveying as a profession in New York State and many other states does not have an education requirement to become licensed beyond high school, which has led to a lack of field-level technicians in the field. The Surveying Technician Microcredential will allow students to enter the field of surveying on either an office track or a field track at either Level 1 or Level 2 depending on their past experience. Graduates could then take the national certification exam. 

Students who successfully complete this Microcredential will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a sound technical background in the fundamental land surveying principles, techniques, and skills.

  • Be well-rounded specialists in terms of teamwork, communication, and problem-solving.

  • Be well prepared for an entry-level position in land surveying.

  • Describe and understand the geographic location of points, features and boundaries above, on, or below the surface of the earth.

  • Utilize accepted technical skills and methods required for field and office employment in the land surveying profession.

Total credits: 7
Total courses: 3 (Two 3-credit courses; One 1-credit course)
Length: 1 semester  


To learn more about this microcredential contact the ACT Center at (845) 431-8600 or click here to receive additional information.

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