The Surveying and Mapping Program is accredited by the Applied Science Accreditation Commission of ABET (http://www.abet.org) and offered through the Civil and Construction Engineering Department.
The Surveying and Mapping Program is the only ABET accredited surveying program in the State of Georgia. Students are taught the principles and techniques of field measurements and adjustments, boundary, topographic, geodetic, route and construction surveys.
Students apply classroom knowledge in laboratory exercises with modern surveying equipment including theodolites, electronic distance meters, electronic total stations, Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite receivers, and optical alignment devices. Mapping topics include Geographic Information Systems (GIS), photogrammetry and remote sensing.
In laboratories, students develop maps from field measurements, design and layout construction projects, plan subdivision developments and establish horizontal and vertical control using satellite geodesy. Computers are used extensively in reducing data, planning field layouts, plotting boundaries, drawing (CAD) plats and map production.
Students also study topics from the Civil Engineering Technology program including elementary structures, fluid mechanics, hydrology and the design and construction of highways. Courses in mathematics, business principles and core requirements provide the student added depth.
The program exceeds the State of Georgia academic registration requirements to become a Registered Land Surveyor.