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Surveying - Certificate

Program Requirements:

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Admission Type:

General College Admission
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a student uses a transit level to survey

Students completing this certificate will gain the necessary skills to use computers, drafting and design software, measuring devise, and mapping systems to conduct research; collect data; to make decisions; and to create graphic presentations such as land plans, surface creation, topgraphic maps, etc. By combining hands-on training with the latest technology in surveying equipment (Robotic Total Stations), AutoCAD (computer aided design), and Civil 3D, students will learn to read maps and plats, collect field data, conduct property research, and produce CAD documents. A working knowledge of applicable state and federal laws will also be provided. All courses with a grade of "C" or better apply towards the Associate in Applied Science in Civil Engineering Technology degree.

Career Outlook

Employment opportunities can be found in the following fields:

  • Licensed land surveyors
  • Civil engineering firms
  • United States Geological Survey (USGS)
  • US Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
  • Army Corps of Engineers
  • Horry County

For more information about careers, visit O*Net Online for an overview of South Carolina and National earnings statistics, and Career Services for more employment, career, and professional development resources.

Mission/Purpose Statement:

The mission of the surveying certificate program is to offer a strong academic and applications-based program necessary to produce well-educated graduates who become innovative and productive members of society. Students will possess both the problem-solving skills and the fundamental soft skills needed in the modern workplace. Additionally, students will be prepared to accept and succeed in an entry level position in field of surveying


Provide students with technical and computation skills necessary for surveying operation.

For more information, contact:
Babatunde Alo, P.E. - (843) 349-5374

David Lewis, P.E. - (843) 349-7109

Charles Granger - Department Chair  (843) 349-5189

Curriculum Sequence

First Semester - Spring Course Title Semester
Credit Hours
CET 127 Building Construction Print Reading 4
EGR 270 Intro to Engineering 3
EGR 275 Introduction to Engineering/Computer Graphics 3
EGR 285 Engineering Surveying I 3
EGR 295 Engineering Surveying I Lab 1
MAT 175 Algebra Trigonometry I* 3
  TOTAL 13-14
Second Semester - Summer    
EGR 282 Introduction to Civil Engineering 2
EGR 286 Engineering Surveying II 3
EGR 296 Engineering Surveying II Lab 1



*Students should select MAT 110/MAT 111 for MAT 175 for transfer purposes.