Land Surveying Technician - LST1

Offered at the Following Campus

  • Valdosta Campus

Program Overview

The Land Surveying Technician technical certificate of credit program is intended to produce graduates who are prepared for employment as Land Surveying Technicians in organizations that conduct land surveying activities.

Entrance Requirements

  • Submit a completed application and application fee;
  • Be at least 16 years of age;
  • Submit official high school transcript or High School Equivalency transcript;
  • Submit official college transcripts, if applicable;
  • Present acceptable SAT or ACT scores taken within the last 60 months, or acceptable COMPASS or ASSET scores taken within the last 60 months. Documentation on a college transcript of successful completion of appropriate courses from a regionally accredited college or university may be accepted in lieu of test scores.

Course Overview

Credit Hours
General Education Core (3 hours)

Prereqs: Diploma Level Math Scores OR MATH 0090 w/ a "C" or better

Coreqs: None

Emphasizes the application of basic mathematical skills used in the solution of occupational and technical problems. Topics include fractions, decimals, percents, ratios and proportions, measurement and conversion, formula manipulation, technical applications, and basic statistics.
Occupational Courses (11 hours)

Prereqs: Provisional Admission

Coreqs: None

Introduces the fundamentals of forestry and natural resources. Topics include: history of forestry, importance of forestry, forest safety, harvesting equipment, and natural resource careers.

Prereqs: Program Admission

Coreqs: MATH 1012

Introduces the fundamental principles and practices of land surveying and mapping and the use of surveying and mapping instruments. Topics include: surveying and mapping equipment, surveying, surveying and mapping methods, deed search and tract location.

Prereqs: FORS 1160, MATH 1012

Coreqs: None

Focuses on application of the fundamental principles and practices of land surveying and mapping and the use of surveying and mapping instruments. Emphasizes areas of plane and boundary surveying and area determination. Topics include: Global positioning systems (GPS), geographical information systems (GIS), area determination, developing maps, and aerial photography.


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Kerry Watts
Environmental Horticulture Program Coordinator
Office: Berrien Hall, Room 200
Phone: (229) 249-2662
Campus: Valdosta Campus