Land Surveyor

Land Surveyor training program provides technical training to Surveyors and Topographic Drafters.

Provides technical training to Surveyors and Topographic Drafters.

Designed to prepare individuals for state certification program/examinations, this print-based Land Surveyor curriculum is ideal for surveyors, drafters, and also civil engineers employed in public works departments, manufacturing or construction companies. It begins with a topical overview of mathematics and principles of measurement. Subsequent coursework trains students to perform linear, transit, topographic, hydrographic, and city surveying.

Taken together with valuable on-the-job training, Land Surveyor is a valuable first step on a career path. All trainees should be high school graduates or a have a GED Equivalent Certificate prior to enrollment. Successful program graduates are able to:

You can work with your Training Consultant to devise an individualized program or follow the complete Land Surveyor course list below.

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Land Surveyor Course List

Mathematics and Technical Foundation Skills

Engineering Technology Orientation, Part 1062002
Engineering Technology Orientation, Part 2062003
Basic Industrial MathBlock X21
Addition and Subtraction 186008
Multiplication and Division 186009
Fractions, Percents, Proportions, and Angles 186010
Metric System 186011
Formulas 186012
Introduction to Algebra 186013
Introduction to Algebra, Geometry, and TrigonometryBlock X02
Algebra: Monomials and Polynomials X0201
Algebra: Factoring X0202
Algebra: Addition and Subtraction of Fractions X0203
Algebra: Multiplication and Division of Fractions X0204
Algebra: Linear Equations X0205
Algebra: Simultaneous Linear Equations X0206
Algebra: Determinants X0207
Algebra: Quadratic Equations X0208
Algebra: Exponents X0209
Algebra: Radicals and Imaginary Numbers X0210
Applied Geometry X0211
Practical Trigonometry X0212
Practical Geometry5983A-B
Plane Trigonometry2309A-B

Introduction to Surveying and Mapping Principles

Linear Surveying6670
Transit Surveying5460A-C
Drafting Kit1200M
Geometrical Drawing (includes 5 plates)5544A-B
Topographic Surveying5461A-B
Mapping (includes 4 plates)5462A-B
Highway Curves6812A-B
Hydrographic Surveying5751

Advanced Surveying Skills

Determination of True Meridian5465
United States Land Surveys5466A-B
Fundamentals of Law for Surveyors5463
Elements of Photogrammetry6513A-D
City Surveying6818A-C
Engineering Mechanics, Part 1286036
Engineering Mechanics, Part 2286037
Engineering Mechanics, Part 3286038
Engineering Mechanics, Part 4286039
Reading Architects' Blueprints (includes 5 blueprints)1842A-C

Estimated Curriculum Duration: 692 hours.

Number of Exams: 51.

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