Geomatics Technology

Are you considering a bachelor’s degree in Geomatics Technology? Are you entering the workforce as an Geomatics (surveying) technician who performs an essential role as you work alongside land surveyors and engineers providing support? You can put your math and computer skills to work as a surveying and mapping technician or land surveyor in a construction firm; a surveying and engineering firm; a public utility; or a government agency.  A challenging and rewarding career begins with the Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Geomatics Technology.  A career that allows you to be a part of the surveying team involved in civil infrastructure projects from concept through completion.

Coursework includes basic engineering principles and technical skills to carry out planning, documenting, and supervising tasks in land development, public works, and facilities projects. Instruction in communication and computational skills are provided to enable students to perform site analysis, layout of subdivisions, develop hydrology/grading plans with 3D CAD, use of GIS/GPS and surveying.

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Geomatics Technology

Frequently Asked Questions

You will need to follow the general enrollment process for GTCC, found here.  During the advising process you will have the opportunity to indicate your desire to study within this curriculum. Your advisor will help you sign up for the specific courses you need.

Terence R Garraway, MSE, Civil Engineering Instructor

Yes, Financial aid is available if you qualify. Please visit the Financial Aid web page or contact the Financial Aid office at 336-334-4822. Select option 3.

Based on your college placement test scores, you may be required to take developmental courses in reading, English, and/or mathematics before taking the core curriculum courses in your major.

If you do not need developmental course work, and you register for an average of 16-18 credits each semester, you can complete the program in two years. If you are part-time, you can complete the program in three or four years.

Yes. You can transfer to North Carolina A&T State University for the bachelor's of science in Geomatics Technology and have all your credits applied to the first two years of the bachelor’s degree. With the bachelor’s degree, you become eligible to take the necessary steps towards becoming a Professional Land Surveyor. If you desire to transfer, you must meet with an advisor to develop an academic plan.

You will cover coursework that will entitle you to complete certification for National Society of Professional Surveyors Technicians Level 1 exams www.nsps.us.com. Also, the FS exam can be taken if you have the required work experience www.ncbels.org.

  • You can produce engineering documents using appropriate techniques and concepts.
  • You can apply surveying principles for land measurements and/or construction layout.
  • You can use computer software for CADD/GIS and engineering applications
  • You can think critically about technical problems, communicate effectively, and perform as a professional team player.