AAS Degree - Code #1039
BS Degree - Code #1046
Individuals benefit from having a land surveyor determine the boundaries of their property. Governmental agencies, private industries, and individuals all benefit from the surveying and mapping of our natural resources. Surveyors help in the planning of transportation systems, recreational facilities, new cities, and land subdivisions.
The modern surveyor has learned to increase his/her productivity and measurement accuracy by using modern surveying equipment such as the electronic total stations to measure angles and distances. Computational tasks and mapping are enhanced by the use of the computer.
Particularly exciting about the future of the surveying profession are the emerging technologies of Global Positioning Systems (GPS), Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Land Information Systems (LIS).
The course of study at Alfred State provides a thorough understanding of the basic sciences of mathematics and physics as well as such applied subjects as graphics and computer aided drafting and design. The knowledge obtained from these basic courses is applied to a well-rounded study of modern surveying theory and practice.
The student constantly applies theoretical knowledge in meaningful and comprehensive laboratory sessions. Therefore, upon graduation the student is educated in a two‑fold sense, both theoretically and practically.
Both surveying engineering technology programs are accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission, Accreditation Board for Engineering Technology, Inc. (ETAC/ABET), 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202; (410) 347-7700, http://www.abet.org.
A laptop computer is required for students entering the surveying engineering technology programs. Laptop specifications are available at www.alfredstate.edu/required-laptops.
PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (AAS Degree)
PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (BS Degree)
PROGRAM EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES
Program educational objectives were established with the assistance of the Industrial Advisory Committee and are reviewed periodically. The surveying engineering technology program produces graduates who:
In addition to the AAS program educational objectives, the BS in the surveying engineering technology program (630) produces graduates who:
DIRECT ENTRY INTO BACCALAUREATE DEGREE PROGRAM
Alfred State surveying engineering technology AAS graduates may enter directly into either the surveying engineering technology BS or technology management BBA degree program.
Employment and transfer rate:
Surveying Engineering Technology (AAS degree): 100 percent employed in field.
Surveying Engineering Technology (BS degree): 100 percent – 89 percent are employed in field; 11 percent transferred to continue their education.
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CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE
Both the AAS program and the BS program in surveying engineering technology have been accredited by ETAC/ABET as well as the NYS Education Department. These accreditations mean that the graduates from the AAS program will receive two years of credit toward the total statutory time requirement for licensure as a land surveyor in New York State.
Graduates of the BS program will receive four years of credit toward the total statutory time requirement for licensure as a land surveyor in New York State. The BS graduates are eligible to take the first part of the NCEES licensing exam for land surveying in their senior year, eighth semester, if within 20 semester credit hours of graduation.
Additionally, graduates of the BS program will receive six years of credit toward the statutory time for licensure as a Professional Engineer in New York State. The BS graduates are eligible to take the first part of the NCEES licensing exam for Professional Engineer in the fall following their graduation.
Alfred State accepts students from other two-year institutions as juniors into the BS surveying engineering technology program with appropriate course work and grade point averages.