Civil Engineering Technology—Surveying Option (CETSO)

Description

A surveyor enjoys diverse responsibilities as part of his or her everyday routine. Many surveying technicians work outside collecting data, establishing control points, and determining boundary locations. Others work inside an engineering office helping with site design activities and developing plans while using the field data.

Graduates of the Civil Engineering Technology - Surveying Option earn an Associate of Applied Science degree. Coursework includes operating state-of-the-art surveying equipment and computer software, in conjunction with fundamentals of civil engineering and site design. Students also gain specialized knowledge of boundary resolution, subdivision design, geographic information systems (GIS), and global positioning systems (GPS).

Program Code

CETSO.AAS

Accreditation

The Civil Engineering Technology program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET - http://www.abet.org - 415 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21201 Phone (410) 347-7700
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Benefits

Employment Options

Graduates Are Prepared To

  • Conduct topographical and boundary surveys
  • Lead field crews
  • Operate high-tech survey equipment
  • Prepare subdivision and site plans
  • Use global positioning satellites for data acquisition
  • Pursue a Bachelor of Science degree to become eligible to sit for surveying licensure examinations

Representative Job Titles For Graduates

  • Crew Chief
  • GIS Specialist
  • Site Designer

Graduate Starting Salary Projections

$24,000 to $39,500 annually

Employment Outlook

Employment of surveying and mapping technicians is projected to grow 14 percent through 2022, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Recent advancements in mapping technology are creating new uses for maps and a need for more of the data used to build maps. As a result, surveying and mapping technicians are expected to have more work. Employment opportunities will be best for technicians possessing a bachelor’s degree, and Cincinnati State’s program is the first step toward accomplishing this goal.

Education Options

Strong Transfer History

  • Northern Kentucky University (as part of an articulation agreement leading to a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management - Surveying, and potential for registration as a Professional Surveyor in Ohio, Indiana, or Kentucky)
  • University of Cincinnati (as part of an articulation agreement leading to a Bachelor of Applied Business degree and potential for registration as a Professional Surveyor in Ohio, Indiana, or Kentucky)

Representative Co-Op/Clinical/Intern Sites

  • Abercrombie & Associates, Inc
  • Bayer Becker
  • Foresight Engineering and Surveying
  • Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati
  • Woolpert

Co-op Salary Projections

$10/hr to $15/hr

Curriculum

Civil Engineering Technology—Surveying Option (CETS)

 
Semester 1 Lec Lab Credits
CET 100 Introduction to Civil Engineering Technology ( B) 2 2 3
CET 105 Introduction to Surveying ( B) 2 3 3
CET 115 Architectural Drafting and Computer Aided Design ( B) 2 4 4
MAT 125 Algebra and Trigonometry ( G) 3 2 4
FYE 1XX First Year Experience Elective (B)   1 0 1
Semester 2      
CET 110 Advanced Surveying and Construction Layout ( T) 2 3 3
CET 120 Advanced Computer Aided Design: Revit Architecture ( T) 3 3 4
CET 125 Statics and Strength of Materials (CET) ( T) 3 3 4
ENG 101 English Composition 1 ( G) 3 0 3
MAT 126 Functions and Calculus ( B) 3 2 4
Semester 3      
CET 291 Full-Time Cooperative Education 1: Civil Engineering Technology ( T) 1 40 2
PHY 151 Physics 1: Algebra and Trigonometry-Based ( G) 3 3 4
Semester 4      
CET 251 Elements of Land Surveying 1 ( T) 3 2 4
CET 250 Route Location and Design ( T) 3 2 4
CET 255 Land Information Modeling ( T) 2 3 3
ECO 110 Principles of Macroeconomics ( G) 3 0 3
ENG 10X English Composition Elective (G)   3 0 3
Semester 5      
CET 252 Elements of Land Surveying 2 ( T) 3 3 4
CET 260 Control Surveying ( T) 3 3 4
CET 292 Full-Time Cooperative Education 2: Civil Engineering Technology ( T) 1 40 2
Semester 6      
CET 265 Subdivision Design and Drainage Control ( T) 3 3 4
CET 290 Civil Engineering Technology Surveying Capstone ( T) 1 6 3
COMM 110 Public Speaking ( B) 3 0 3
Total Credits:   56 127 76

Electives

First Year Experience Elective  
FYE 100 College Survival Skills 1
FYE 105 College Success Strategies 2
FYE 110 Community College Experience 3
English Composition Elective  
ENG 102 English Composition 2: Contemporary Issues 3
ENG 103 English Composition 2: Writing about Literature 3
ENG 104 English Composition 2: Technical Communication 3
ENG 105 English Composition 2: Business Communication 3

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
james.decker@cincinnatistate.edu
Co-op Coordinator
James (Doug) Woodruff, MBA
Jennifer Geiger, BS
(513) 569-1648
(513) 569-5817
james.woodroof@cincinnatistate.edu