Advanced Surveying Certificate (ASC)

Description

The Advanced Surveying certificate at Cincinnati State, offered in cooperation with Northern Kentucky University, is for graduates of the Civil Engineering Technology—Surveying Option (CETS) or other related associate’s degree programs, and serves as the third year of a bachelor’s degree program at Northern Kentucky University or the University of Cincinnati.

The certificate program has been approved by the State Boards of Registration in Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky.

Most courses in the certificate are offered through online education, including classes in geographic information systems (GIS), global positioning systems (GPS), and legal topics.

Students should check with their state licensing board for possible changes to specific requirements before taking any coursework. Graduates of other associate’s degree programs must complete all prerequisite material in the Cincinnati State CETS program prior to acceptance into the certificate program. Prospective students must meet with the certificate advisor prior to admission to the program.

Related Programs

Program Code

ASC.CT

Benefits

Employment Options

Graduates Are Prepared To

  • Enter the fourth year of a bachelor’s degree program at Northern Kentucky University
  • Enter the Bachelor of Applied Administration program at the University of Cincinnati - Clermont

Representative Job Titles For Graduates

  • Surveyor (after completion of a 4-year degree)

Graduate Starting Salary Projections

$56,230 median annual salary

Employment Outlook

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of surveyors is projected to grow 10 percent through 2022. Employment growth will result from increased construction related to improving the nation’s infrastructure. Job opportunities are expected to be excellent.

Gainful Employment Data

Education Options

Strong Transfer History

  • Northern Kentucky University
  • University of Cincinnati - Clermont

Curriculum

Advanced Surveying Certificate (ASC)

Program Prerequisites: Graduate from the Cincinnati State Civil Engineering Technologies Surveying Option, or complete comparable coursework. Meet with the certificate advisor prior to admission to the program.

Most required courses are offered via online education.

 
Semester 1 Lec Lab Credits
CET 267 Surveying Laws, Ethics, and History 4 0 4
CET 277 Survey Calculations and Statistics 4 0 4
Semester 2      
XXX XXX Science Elective   3 2 4
Semester 3      
CET 287 Geospatial Surveying 4 0 4
Total Credits:   15 2 16

Science Elective

 
BIO 131 Biology 1 5
CHE 110 Fundamentals of Chemistry 4
CHE 121
  & CHE 131
General Chemistry 1
   and General Chemistry 1 Lab
5
EVS 120 Environmental Geology 4
LH 130 Woody Plant Materials 3
PHY 152 Physics 2: Algebra and Trigonometry-Based 4
PSC 105 Astronomy 4
PSC 110 Earth Science 4

Note: Students seeking Surveyor Registration in Indiana must complete (or have previously completed) these courses: MAT 251 (Calculus 1), and six semester hours from the following areas: Freshman Chemistry, Astronomy, Geology, or Dendrology (Woody Plants).

Contacts

Program Chair
Carol Morman, PE, PS, MS
(513) 569-1770
Advisor
Jim Decker, PS
Elias Feghali, BS, Evening Student Advisor
(513) 569-1757
(513) 569-1471