Land Surveying Certificate

Students who pursue a Land Surveying Certificate must already have a four-year degree in a field related to surveying such as civil engineering and want to become a licensed surveyor in Minnesota. You'll learn to gather information through observation, measurements, questionnaires, legal research and data analysis. You'll be introduced to the associated services of land surveying such as mapping; construction layout surveys; precision measurements of length, angle, elevation, area and volume; as well as horizontal and vertical control surveys; and the analysis and use of land survey data.

To be awarded this certificate, students must complete and be awarded an undergraduate degree. For more information about adding an undergraduate certificate, see your advisor.

Program Highlights

  • All surveying-specific courses are offered on-campus and online.
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Lab that allows hands-on mapping training.
  • Access to a variety of surveying equipment and the latest in surveying related software such as AutoCAD, ArcGIS, Pathfinder, Surfer, and STARNET.
  • Undergraduate certificate aids in career advancement.

Student Organizations

  • Geography Club

Popular Careers

  • Land/Marine Surveyor
  • Surveying Technician
  • Cartographer
  • Geodetic Surveyor
  • Geophysical Prospecting Surveyor
  • GIS/GPS Specialist