The Land Surveying Certificate is for students enrolled in or who have graduated from a bachelor’s degree civil engineering program who wish to pursue Professional Surveying registration in Ohio, Kentucky, or Indiana.

The certificate program offers designated courses required by the Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Surveyors in these states to qualify for the surveying fundamentals examination.

The certificate program courses are offered online and on Saturdays and may be completed in consecutive semesters.


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Career Outlook

Graduates Are Prepared To

  • Take the NCEES Fundamentals of Surveying examination

Representative Job Titles For Graduates

  • Surveyor

Graduate Employment Outlook

Employment of surveyors is projected to grow 5 percent through 2032. Employment growth will result from increased construction related to improving the nation’s infrastructure. Job opportunities are expected to be excellent.

$46,000 – $63,000 annual salary

Graduate Starting Salary Projections

Education Options

Co-op Salary Projections

Certificate does not include co-op


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Effective 2023-2024 academic year

Land Surveying Certificate (LSC)

Program Prerequisite: Enrolled in or a graduate of a Civil Engineering bachelor’s degree program.

This program meets the Board of Registration for Professional Engineering and Surveyors education requirements to be eligible for the registration exam for professional surveyors in Ohio, Kentucky, or Indiana.

Semester 1 Lec Lab Credits
SUR 201 Elements of Boundary Surveying 1 3 2 4
SUR 200 Route Location and Design 3 2 4
Semester 2
SUR 202 Elements of Boundary Surveying 2 3 3 4
SUR 130 Surveying History 4 0 4
SUR 310 Surveying Laws and Ethics 4 0 4
Semester 3
XXX XXX Technical Elective 1 3 0 3
XXX XXX Technical Elective 2 3 0 3
SUR 230 Control Surveying 3 3 4
Semester 4
SUR 30X Surveying Elective 4 0 4
Total Credits: 30 10 34


Technical Electives
Students seeking registration in Indiana are required to take:
MAT 251
& PHY 152
Calculus 1
and Physics 2: Algebra and Trigonometry-Based
Students seeking registration in Ohio or Kentucky choose technical electives in consultation with the Program Chair
Surveying Elective
SUR 300 Advanced Surveying Calculations and Statistics 4
SUR 305 Geospatial Surveying 4

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