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 will be 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 Fred Gore at 704.330.6895, or visit our website at www.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
Precalculus Trigonometry
Calculus I
Select 3 credits of the following:3.0
Art Appreciation
Survey of American Art
Theatre Appreciation
American Literature I
Western World Literature I
Introduction to Film
Humanities I
Music Appreciation
Introduction to Jazz
History of Rock Music
Western Philosophy I
Introduction to Logic
Select 3 credits of the following:3.0
General Anthropology
Survey of Economics
Principles of Microeconomics
World Regional Geography
American History I
American Government
Comparative Government
International Relations
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
CEG 111Introduction to Gis and Gnss4.0
or GIS 111
GIS 112
Introduction to GIS
and Introduction to GPS
EGR 125Appl Software for Tech2.0
Geomatics Tracks
Complete one of three groups (See below)13.0
Total Credits68

Geomatics Tracks

Land Survey Track:

SRV 250Advanced Surveying4.0
SRV 260Field & Office Practices2.0
CIV 125Civil/Surveying CAD3.0
GIS 120Introduction to Geodesy3.0
WBL 112Work-Based Learning I2.0
Total Credits14

Civil Engineering Track:

EGR 250Statics/Strength of Mater5.0
CIV 111Soils and Foundations4.0
CEG 212Introduction to Environmental Technology3.0
CIV 125Civil/Surveying CAD3.0
Total Credits15

Geospatial Track:

GIS 120Introduction to Geodesy3.0
GIS 246Principles of Property Mapping3.0
SRV 250Advanced Surveying4.0
GIS 125CAD for GIS3.0
Total Credits13

No diplomas offered.

Geomatics Technology Certificates (C40420)

Geomatics Technology Certificate with a Specialization in Geomatics Fundamentals (C40420-C1)

This certificate prepares individuals for entry-level positions in surveying, as well as provides survey technicians with basic knowledge that supports the Survey Technician Certification Program sponsored by the National Society of Professional Surveyors and the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping (NSPS-ACSM). Course work includes fundamental mathematics, computer fundamentals, principles of surveying and CAD drafting. Course work will apply toward the Associate in Applied Science Geomatics Technology degree or the Associate in Applied Science Civil Engineering Technology degree.

Certificate Awarded

A certificate is awarded in Geomatics Fundamentals upon completion of this program.

Admissions

  • Completion of a high school diploma or equivalent is required.
  • CPCC placement test is required in mathematics. Developmental courses are available for students to build basic skills and knowledge.
  • Many courses have prerequisites; check the Courses section of the catalog for details.
General Education Requirements
MAT 121Algebra/Trigonometry I3.0
Major Requirements
CEG 115Intro to Tech & Sustainability3.0
CEG 111Introduction to Gis and Gnss4.0
CEG 151Cad for Engineering Technology3.0
SRV 110Surveying I4.0
Total Credits17

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Geomatics Technology Certificate with a Specialization in Route Surveying (C40420-C2)

This certificate prepares individuals for entry-level positions in route surveying. Course work includes fundamental mathematics, principles of surveying, fundamentals of route surveying, field practices and procedures associated with roadway, pipeline, transmission line and similar linear layouts and CAD drafting. Course work will apply toward the Associates in Applied Science Geomatics Technology or the Associate in Applied Science Civil Engineering Technology degrees.

Certificate Awarded

A certificate is awarded in Route Surveying upon completion of this program.

Admissions

  • Completion of a high school diploma or equivalent is required.
  • CPCC placement test is required in mathematics. Developmental courses are available for students to build basic skills and knowledge.
  • Students should see a faculty advisor before registration.
  • Many courses have prerequisites or co-requisites; check the Courses section for details.

Prerequisite for Enrollment

The Geomatics Fundamentals Certificate, C40420-C1, must be completed prior to enrolling in this certificate.

Contact Information

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

Major Requirements
SRV 240Topo/Site Surveying4.0
CEG 230Subdivision Planning & Design3.0
SRV 111Surveying II4.0
CEG 211Hydrology & Erosion Control3.0
Total Credits14

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Geomatics Technology Certificate with a Specialization in Boundary Surveying (C40420-C3)

This certificate prepares individuals for entry-level positions in boundary surveying. Course work includes fundamental mathematics, principles of surveying, fundamentals of boundary surveying, field practices and procedures associated with boundary surveying, legal aspects of boundary location and CAD drafting. Course work will apply toward the Associate in Applied Science – Geomatics Technology.

Certificate Awarded

A certificate is awarded in Boundary Surveying upon completion of this program.

Admissions

  • Completion of a high school diploma or equivalent is required.
  • CPCC placement test is required in mathematics. Developmental courses are available for students to build basic skills and knowledge.
  • Students should see a faculty advisor before registration.
  • Many courses have prerequisites or co-requisites; check the Courses section for details.

Prerequisite For Enrollment

The Geomatics Fundamentals Certificate, C40420-C1, must be completed prior to enrolling in this certificate.

Contact Information

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

Major Requirements
SRV 111Surveying II4.0
SRV 210Surveying III4.0
SRV 220Surveying Law3.0
SRV 260Field & Office Practices2.0
Total Credits13

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Geomatics Technology Certificate with a Specialization in Land Development (C40420-C4)

This certificate prepares individuals for entry-level positions in the development of land for residential use. Course work includes fundamental mathematics; fundamentals of open channel hydraulics; fundamentals of hydrology with applications of the Rational Method; principles of boundary, topographic and site surveying; field practices and procedures associated with boundary, topographic and site surveying; fundamentals of residential subdivision layout; and CAD drafting. Course work will apply toward the Associate in Applied Science – Geomatics Technology.

Certificate Awarded

A certificate is awarded in Land Development upon completion of this program.

Admissions

  • Completion of a high school diploma or equivalent is required.
  • CPCC placement test is required in mathematics. Developmental courses are available for students to build basic skills and knowledge.
  • Students should see a faculty advisor before registration.
  • Many courses have prerequisites or co-requisites; check the Courses section for details.

Prerequisite for Enrollment

Geomatics Fundamentals Certificate, C40420-C1 and Boundary Surveying Certificate, C40420-C3, must be completed prior to enrolling in this certificate.

Contact Information

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

Major Requirements
CEG 211Hydrology & Erosion Control3.0
CEG 230Subdivision Planning & Design3.0
SRV 111Surveying II4.0
SRV 210Surveying III4.0
SRV 240Topo/Site Surveying4.0
Total Credits18

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Geomatics Technology Certificate Specialization in Mapping (C40420-C5)

This certificate prepares individuals for entry-level positions in the mapping of land. Course work includes fundamental mathematics; principles of boundary and topographic surveying; field practices and procedures associated with boundary and topographic surveying; fundamentals of mapping and map development; and CAD drafting. Course work will apply toward an Associate in Applied Science Surveying Technology degree.

Certificate Awarded

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

Prerequisite for Enrollment

The Geomatics Fundamentals Certificate, C40420-C1, must be completed prior to enrolling in this certificate.

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.
Major Requirements
GIS 111Introduction to GIS3.0
GIS 246Principles of Property Mapping3.0
SRV 210Surveying III4.0
SRV 240Topo/Site Surveying4.0
Total Credits14

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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
MAT 110Mathematical Measurement and Literacy3.0
Major Requirements
SRV 110Surveying I4.0
CEG 115Intro to Tech & Sustainability3.0
CEG 211Hydrology & Erosion Control3.0
CEG 111Introduction to Gis and Gnss4.0
Total Credits17

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