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Fairmont State to Offer Associate’s Degree in Surveying & Geomatics

Fairmont State looks to join an elite group of institutions offering an Associate’s of Science degree in Surveying & Geomatics Engineering Technology (SGET). Available in Fall 2018, the College of Science and Technology will offer a suite of courses designed to ready students for the field or to further their coursework.

The proposed Surveying & Geomatics Engineering Technology (SGET) Associate of Science major is a 60-credit hour program that will provide students with an interdisciplinary program encompassing technology, natural sciences, social sciences, arts, humanities, and general studies. The curriculum is designed as a 2+2 program. Once the Associate of Science degree is earned, students may choose to enter the workforce or continue on to the baccalaureate level. The major will prepare graduates with technical skills required to enter careers in land and boundary surveying. Graduates will be capable of utilizing modern measurement technologies to acquire spatial data, and employing industry-standard software to solve technical problems.

The SGET A.S. program is structured to meet the growing need in surveying and mapping of natural resources, transportation systems, recreational facilities, cities, and subdivisions. As the program will be seeking Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) Accreditation with the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC of ABET), educational objectives and outcomes were designed to meet ETAC of ABET accreditation recommendations.

Classes for the Fall semester include:

  • SURV 2230 Land Survey Boundary
  • SURV 2260 Dendrology
  • SURV 3320 Geodesy
  • SURV 3340 Princ. of Photogrammetry
  • SURV 4420 Surv. Practices & Decision
  • CIVL   2200  Intro. to Surveying
  • CIVL   2240 Const./Land/Route Survey

For more information on registering for classes, please contact:

Tabitha Lafferre, E.I.
Fairmont State University
Surveying & Geomatics Engineering Technology
College of Science and Technology
O: 304-367-4631

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