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Mission Statement

The Land Surveying Technology program at Glenville State College provides a learning environment designed to mold, train, and educate future members of the surveying profession. Students are encouraged to participate in organizations that promote self-improvement, the improvement of the surveying profession, as well as the welfare of society as a whole. Through a comprehensive study of the needs of the public and an ability to explain the practice of land surveying, students are instilled with the knowledge and education to articulate ethics, professionalism, and a life-long desire for education.

Goals

  • Graduates will be able to obtain licensing as a Professional Land Surveyor after qualifying field experience and passing the national and state test.
  • Graduates will operate SurvCadd and other computer programs to efficiently draft and analyze field data.

Objectives

A graduate of this program will:
  1. Review surveying history and methods of early American surveying history.
  2. Be able to locate and identify property monuments, such as living trees, dead trees and wood from trees or stumps.
  3. Be able to utilize courthouse documents including, but not limited to, grantor-grantee indexes, will books, plat books, land books, etc.
  4. Become knowledgeable of mineral and timber surveys and computations associated with them.
  5. Become knowledgeable of the field use of compasses, transits, theodolites, and global positioning systems.
  6. Become proficient in computations that are commonly done and utilized in field surveys.
  7. Gain a use of boundary law principles as applied to retracement surveys.
  8. Gain knowledge of ethics and integrity in professional interactions.
  9. Utilize state-of-the-art software for data collection, processing and mapping as related to various surveying projects.
  10. Take field trips to government or industry entities to broaden the knowledge of the subject material in various classes.
  11. Become knowledgeable of remote sensing materials and their use in land surveying projects.