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Surveying Technician

Map Out Your Career in Surveying

If you have an eye for precision and like working outdoors, you may be interested in becoming a surveying technician. You can earn our Surveying Technician Microcredential in just one semester at DCC, and after that, you'll be ready to take the national certification exam and pursue entry-level employment. Most surveying technicians work with or for firms that provide engineering, surveying, and mapping services. You may also work for local governments in highway and planning departments.



Credits in surveying, CAD and 3-D modeling software


Courses you can complete in 2 semesters


this microcredential into a Construction Technology A.A.S. degree

What You'll Study in our Surveying Technician Microcredential Program

In just three courses taken over one semester at DCC, you'll gain the foundational skills and knowledge you'll need to enter the field of surveying on either an office track or a field track, and also to take the national certification exam.

For an even more robust foundation, stack this microcredential into an A.A.S. degree in Construction Technology and pursue work in the construction industry.


Courses you'll take

ARC 104: Computer Graphics
Get hands-on with AutoCAD, Formit, and REVIT, the graphics program used in the profession.

SUR 215: Surveying I
Learn the basics of surveying and how to become licensed as a professional land surveyor.

SUR 216: Surveying II
Use surveying equipment; learn how the data collected is prepared and processed into maps.



Contact Us

Office of Admissions

101 Orcutt Student Services Center
Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Phone: (845) 431-8010

53 Pendell Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601