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Surveying Technology



Surveying Technology Program

Surveyors measure distances, direction and angles between points on, above and below the earth’s surface.

As a surveyor in the field, you will work to select known survey reference points and determine the precise location of important features in the survey area using specialized equipment.

Surveyors also research legal records, look for evidence of previous boundaries, and analyze data to determine the location of boundary lines.

The two-year Surveying Technology program at CNM is designed to meet the requirements for an Associate of Science degree and prepare students to pursue of Bachelor of Science in Surveying Engineering at New Mexico State University or another institution.

State licensure requirements vary, but licensure in New Mexico requires a 4-year degree (with additional requirements).

Surveying Technology Certificate of Completion

Designed to satisfy the needs of local surveying firms, which require highly-trained employees familiar with the latest mapping technology, this 3-term certificate introduces surveying theory along with GIS, GPS, and CAD technology. You will gain a broad and modern skill set and become qualified for work at government agencies and commercial firms in our area who are in need of surveying technicians. All courses are held at the CNM Advanced Technology Center, home of our state-of-the-art mapping equipment and labs.