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Geospatial Surveying Technician

Learn how to map the world with a Geospatial Surveying Technician associate degree from Gateway Technical College. Gateway’s program is one of only four surveying associate degree programs in the state of Wisconsin. The two-year degree meets the educational and training requirements to become a licensed land surveyor in the state of Wisconsin.

Geospatial surveying technicians help land surveyors monitor boundary lines at a construction site. They also help collect data in the field, make calculations and perform computer-aided drafting. After completing four years of experience, technicians can be eligible for land surveyor certification.

Gateway’s construction science group (CSG) programs (CET-Highway, Land Survey, CET-Fresh Water and Architectural-Structural Engineering Tech) share a common first year of coursework. This allows for the basic understanding of all four areas which is a fundamental skill set while giving students an opportunity to explore each program and decide what the best fit is for them. In the second year of the program, students will take core Geospatial Surveying Technician courses.

Courses are offered at the integrated Manufacturing and Engineering Technology (iMET) Center in Sturtevant. Students can also access courses through the Nodal network on Gateway’s Elkhorn Campus and Blackhawk Technical College’s Janesville Campus. Nodal workstations are equipped with headphones and webcams, providing two-way audio and video communication across the internet, including the ability to share screens, allowing students to fully participate in class as if they were in the classroom at iMET.