This certificate focuses on the use of 3D laser scanning and GPS technologies in conducting surveys. Training is done using industry-standard equipment and technologies. This certificate will offer students an opportunity to develop basic training necessary to seek entry-level employment in the public or private Surveying and Geomatics industry. Students must complete the courses in this certificate at Evergreen Valley College.


Program Learning Outcomes

  • Acquire appropriate GPS data for a particular survey.

  • Create a 3D model of a job site and produce survey points using a 3D laser scanner.

  • Collect data and produce an industry-standard report for surveys.

Required Courses

Course Title Units
SG 147 Global Positioning System for Land Surveying 3
SG 149 3D Laser Scanning for Land Surveying 3
Total Units 6

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