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Civil Engineering Technology - Surveying Option (CETS)

Center for Innovative Technologies

Civil Engineering Technology
Surveying Option (CETS)

Center for Innovative Technologies Division • 513.569.1743 • Clifton Campus, Main Building, Room 210 • Program Chair: Carol Morman

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

$30,700–$39,500 annually

Employment Outlook

Because of the explosion of technology used in the surveying profession, graduates will find numerous opportunities. Nationally, employment of surveying and mapping technicians is expected to grow 16 percent through 2020. 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

NNorthern Kentucky University (as part of an articulation agreement leading to a Bachelor of Science degree and potential for registration as a Professional Surveyor in Ohio, Indiana, or Kentucky)

Representative Co-op Employers

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

Co-op Salary Projections

$10–$15/hour

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