2021-2022 Catalog & Student Handbook 
    Jun 27, 2022  
2021-2022 Catalog & Student Handbook

Surveying and Geographic Information Systems, CSC

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G3 Eligible Program– Qualifying students may have ZERO costs for tuition, fees, and textbooks. 
Learn more at www.jtcc.edu/g3.


PURPOSE: This one-year program prepares students with skills for initial employment or advancement in a surveying company and introduces the concepts of  Geographic Information Systems (GIS),Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and remote sensing components of Geospatial Technology. Instruction is provided in computer-aided drafting, the use of surveying equipment and traverse calculations to include COGO and latitude/departures. The curriculum also provides technology applications useful for site development, business and security.  Jobs include surveyor, mapmaker and GIS technician. This program is offered at the Chester Campus. All career-technical degrees are guided by advisory committees comprised of local business leaders.

CREDENTIALS:  A Career Studies Certificate is a program of study typically less than one year in length with a major in a career-technical area. Students receiving a CSC intend to pursue immediate employment.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS AND SPECIAL CONDITIONS: Students must meet JTCC admission requirements. Students should visit their faculty advisor for more information.

PROGRAM OUTCOMES: By the completion of this program, students will be expected to demonstrate an introductory level of competency in the following skills:

  1. Demonstrate skills in the use of surveying equipment.
  2. Distinguish among the concepts of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Global Positioning Systems (GPS), and remote sensing components of Geospatial Technology.
  3. Produce accurate maps with data points, using ESRI Map software.  Create a short screenplay utilizing visual writing techniques and industry standard formatting.
  4. Apply computer-aided drafting (CAD) concepts and components used in industry
  5. Demonstrate skills in the use of file management.

Required Courses

Total Minimum Credits to Complete: 18


Pre-requisite and co-requisite requirements can be found in course details.

Students should regularly meet with their faculty advisor and check their degree progress by accessing advisement reports in the Student Information System (SIS) in the myTyler portal or the Academic Planner in Navigate.

Courses noted as Fall only or Spring only are based on historical trends and current planning and may change without notice.


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