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2023 - 2024 Catalog
Program: Land Surveying
Title: Land Surveying and Geospatial Technology A.A.S.

Note: This program may lead to an occupational license for which a prior criminal history may make a student ineligible. For more information, please visit: https://www.dallascollege.edu/hb1508.

(Associate of Applied Science Degree)

North Lake campus only
  • Students pursuing this award program are required to meet Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards and course prerequisites.
  • Complete at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by Dallas College.

Degree Plan Code: AAS.LS.GEOSP.TECH

Surveyors make precise measurements to determine property boundaries. They provide data relevant to the shape and contour of the Earth's surface for engineering, mapmaking, and construction projects. They use a variety of measuring equipment and technologies depending upon the type of survey including modern Total Stations, Digital Levels, the Global Positioning System (GPS), Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and remote sensing systems including Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS). Boundary or land surveyors are licensed by individual States to determine the legal property lines and help determine the exact locations of real estate and construction projects. Surveyors also work with civil engineers, landscape architects, cartographers and photogrammetrists, and urban and regional planners to develop comprehensive design documents.

Course Course Title Credit Hours
SRVY 1301 Introduction to Surveying 3
MATH 1314 College Algebra 3
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication 3
SPCH 1315 Public Speaking (3)
SPCH 1321 Business and Professional Communication (3)
DFTG 1409 Basic Computer-Aided Drafting 4
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
Semester Total 16
Course Course Title Credit Hours
Elective Social/Behavioral Science 3
MATH 1316 Plane Trigonometry 3
SRVY 1309 Surveying Measurement 3
SRVY 1335 Land Surveying Applications 3
SRVY 2305 Geographic Information Systems Applications 3
Semester Total 15
Course Course Title Credit Hours
SRVY 1370 Remote Sensing and Photogrammetry 3
SRVY 2343 Surveying-Legal Principles 1 3
SRVY 2331 Geodetic Surveying and Mapping 3
SRVY 2339 Engineering Design Surveying 3
MATH 1342 Elementary Statistical Methods 3
Semester Total 15
Course Course Title Credit Hours
SRVY 2344 Surveying-Legal Principles 2 3
SRVY 1391 Special Topics in Surveying 3
SRVY 2455 Advanced Boundary Project 4
SRVY 2164 Practicum (or Field Experience) - Survey Technology/Surveying 1
Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3
Semester Total 14
Minimum Hours Required 60

Social/Behavioral Science Elective - must be selected from the AAS Core Options for Social/Behavioral Science.

Humanities/Fine Arts Elective - must be selected from the AAS Core Options for Humanities/Fine Arts.

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.