Field Surveying Technician

Any kind of land development or construction begins with a careful measuring and study of the land. This work is done by land surveyors, one of the most ancient trades in human history. This program prepares students for work as field survey technicians, starting with "chain person" and advancing to "instrument person" or "party chief." Students will learn field survey techniques, calculation, and office skills through extensive hands-on training using a variety of up-to-date instruments, including total stations with data collectors, hand-held calculators, and computers.


Enrollment Point: Fall bi-yearly or with instructor permission

Field Surveying Technician

Certificate of Completion: 
4 Quarters
71 Credits
Associate of Applied Science: 
N/A
N/A
AAS - Transfer: 
N/A
N/A
Bachelor of Applied Science: 
N/A
N/A

All program lengths are estimates and are not guarantees. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling (425) 235-5840.

Median Salary: 
$40,800
Projected Growth: 
14%
Annual Job Openings: 
1,700

These amounts are based on median entry level wages, they are estimates and are not guarantees. For more information, visit careerinfo.net

Tuition

At Renton Technical College, tuition is affordable and competitive.

Financial Aid

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Scholarships

The RTC Foundation offers scholarships to help pay the costs of attending school.


All costs are estimates and are not guarantees. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling (425) 235-5840.

Monday - Friday

8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.


Hours may vary based on specific program requirements. For the most current program information, check with an adviser by calling (425) 235-5840.

Martin Paquette


Entry Requirements

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum age: 18 years.
  • Must take the Accuplacer test before entering the program or being placed on the pre-registration list.

Admission Recommendations

  • Counselor and instructor interview.

Course Information

Course # Course Title Crs
SUR 101 Introduction to Field Surveying 6
SUR 102 Intermediate Field Surveying 5
SUR 103 Construction Surveying 6
SUR 111 Field Surveying Lab I 8
SUR 112 Field Surveying Lab II 3
SUR 113 Field Surveying Summer Practicum or 8
SUR 191 Field Surveying Summer Cooperative Education  
SUR 114 Field Surveying Spring Practicum or 5
SUR 190 Field Surveying Spring Cooperative Education  
SUR 145 Public Land System I 3
SUR 150 CAD for Surveying I 2
AMATH 179J Basic Mathematics for Field Surveying 5
AMATH 189J Intermediate Mathematics for Field Surveying 5
AMATH 199J Advanced Mathematics for Field Surveying 4
SUR 164 Survey Calculations 4
SUR 174 Computer Applications 2
SUR 175 Communications 3
SUR 181 Human Relations 2
  Total 71

Program Outcomes

Learning Outcomes for Field Survey Technician Program:

  • Participate fully in field crew activities
  • Be an effective team member
  • Communicate effectively in written form
  • Solve applied math problems
  • Prepare complete field records
  • Participate fully in data processing
  • Practice professional code of ethics

Accreditation

External accreditation is not applicable to this program.

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