This certificate prepares students for entry-level positions in surveying, government, and engineering firms as members of a surveying crew. This certificate, combined with appropriate field experience, may lead to party/crew chief positions.
Courses in land surveying are typically found in land surveying certificate and associate’s degree programs. Students in these programs learn how to use basic and advanced surveying and mapping technology in preparation for entry-level work or to bolster an existing skill set.
Land surveyors establish boundaries of land, water and airspace to determine property ownership. Therefore, land surveying courses prepare students for professional surveying licensure exams. Classes or programs are often found in engineering, architecture or geography departments. Many land surveying classes are part of geomatics programs at colleges and universities, but there are also 1-year certificate and 2-year associate’s degree programs in land surveying. In addition to a high school diploma or GED, land surveying programs may ask for related work experience, a certain GPA and the completion of prerequisite coursework.
The core curriculum is similar at both education levels, but additional general education classes are included in the associate’s degree program. One of the requirements is some sort of hands-on work, such as an internship or capstone. Distance learning and bachelor’s degree programs in the field are other options for aspiring land surveyors.
Here are a few common concepts found in land surveying courses:
- GIS technology
- CAD technology
- Analysis of highways and infrastructure
- Topographic surveying
- Boundary surveying
- Legal principles
This course will provide a stepping stone towards careers such as:
Career progression:upon completion,a student can proceed for Diploma level, Higher Diploma,bachelor`s degree,masters degree and PHD in the same field or related field
mode of study: Full time(Regular),part-time,weekend ,evening or Distant learning
Entry requirement: KCSE mean grade-D
A minimum grade of D+ in English, Maths, Physics and Geography
Duration: 6 months per module
Exam body: KNEC
Modules: 2 modules