Geomatics Technology

The Geomatics Technology curriculum provides training for technicians in the many areas of geomatics and surveying. Surveyors are involved in land surveying, route surveying, construction surveying, photogrammetry, mapping, global positioning systems, geographical information systems and other areas of property description and measurements.

Course work includes the communication and computational skills required for boundary, construction, route and control surveying, photogrammetry, topography, drainage, surveying law and subdivision design, with emphasis upon applications of electronic data collection and related software including CAD.

Graduates should qualify for jobs as survey party chief, instrument person, surveying technician, highway surveyor, mapper, GPS technician and CAD operator. Graduates will be prepared to pursue the requirements necessary to become a Professional Land Surveyor in North Carolina.

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Geomatics Technology (A40420)

Degree Awarded

The Associate in Applied Science Degree - Geomatics Technology is awarded by the College upon completion of this program.

Admissions

  • A high school diploma or equivalent is required.
  • CPCC placement tests are required in English and Mathematics. Developmental classes in English and Mathematics courses are available for students to build basic skills and knowledge.
  • A counseling/orientation appointment follows placement testing.
  • Students should see a Faculty Advisor before registration.
  • Many courses have prerequisites or co-requisites. Check the Courses section for details.

Note

Students who do not take program-related courses for a one year period must reenter the program under the Catalog in effect at the time of reentry.

Contact Information

The Geomatics Technology program is in the Engineering Technology Division. For more information, call the Program Chair, Fred Gore, at 704.330.6895, or visit the Engineering Technology website at cpcc.edu/et.

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General Education Requirements
ENG 111Writing and Inquiry3.0
ENG 114Professional Research & Reporting3.0
COM 110Introduction to Communication3.0
or COM 231 Public Speaking
Select 3 credits of the following:3.0
Algebra/Trigonometry I
Precalculus Algebra
Calculus I
Select 3 credits of the following:3.0
Art Appreciation
Art History Survey I
Art History Survey II
Cultural Studies
Myth in Human Culture
Music Appreciation
Introduction to Jazz
Philosophical Issues
Introduction to Ethics
World Religions
Select 3 credits of the following:3.0
Principles of Microeconomics
Principles of Macroeconomics
World Civilizations I
World Civilizations II
American History I
American History II
American Government
General Psychology
Introduction to Sociology
Major Requirements
CEG 115Intro to Tech & Sustainability3.0
SRV 110Surveying I4.0
CEG 211Hydrology & Erosion Control3.0
CEG 151Cad for Engineering Technology3.0
SRV 111Surveying II4.0
SRV 210Surveying III4.0
SRV 220Surveying Law3.0
CEG 230Subdivision Planning & Design3.0
SRV 240Topo/Site Surveying4.0
GIS 111Introduction to GIS3.0
GIS 112Introduction to GPS3.0
GIS 121Georeferencing & Mapping3.0
GIS 240Air Photo Interpretation3.0
GIS 225Advanced Methods in GIS3.0
Technical Electives
Select 4.0 credits from the following:4.0
Work-Based Learning I Experience
Field & Office Practices
Advanced Topics in GIS
Total Credits68

No diplomas offered.

Geomatics Technology Certificates (C40420)

Geomatics Technology Certificate Specialization in Geomatics Technology Pathway(C40420-C6)

This certificate is intended for high school juniors and seniors enrolled in a Career Technical Education Pathway. Course work includes: fundamental mathematics, principles of Plane Surveying, principles of Route Surveying, principles of Hydrology and basic study of Geographic Information Systems. All course work may be applied toward an Associate in Applied science Degree – Geomatics Technology.

General Education Requirements
Major Requirements
SRV 110Surveying I4.0
CEG 115Intro to Tech & Sustainability3.0
MAT 121Algebra/Trigonometry I3.0
GIS 111Introduction to GIS3.0
CEG 151Cad for Engineering Technology3.0
Total Credits16

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Geomatics Technology Certificate Specialization in Geospatial Fundamentals (C40420-C7)

Certificate Awarded

A certificate is awarded in Mapping upon completion of this program.

Admissions

  • Completion of a high school diploma or equivalent is required.
  • CPCC placement test is required in mathematics. Develop mental courses are available for students to build basic skills and knowledge.
  • Many courses have prerequisites. Check the Courses section of the catalog for details.

Contact Information

The Geomatics Technology program is in the Engineering Technologies Division. For more information, call the Program Chair at 704.330.6895.

Major Requirements
GIS 111Introduction to GIS3.0
GIS 112Introduction to GPS3.0
GIS 121Georeferencing & Mapping3.0
GIS 225Advanced Methods in GIS3.0
GIS 249Remote Sensing3.0
Total Credits15