Geomatics Technology

Geomatics Technology
A.A.S./Certificate

Geomatics Technology

The Geomatics (Surveying) Technology curriculum encompasses all elements of land surveying, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Geographic Positioning Systems (GPS), along with Computer Aided Drafting (CAD), stormwater drainage design, boundary law, and sustainable design.

The Geomatics (Surveying) Technology curriculum encompasses all elements of land surveying, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Geographic Positioning Systems (GPS), along with Computer Aided Drafting (CAD), stormwater drainage design, boundary law, and sustainable design.

We offer a two-semester Fundamentals of Geomatics Technology certificate and a five-semester Geomatics Technology degree. Day and evening classes are available.

Graduates will be prepared to pursue the requirements necessary to become a Professional Land Surveyor (PLS) in North Carolina.

Contact the Geomatics Technology Department for more information at jamesasullivan@abtech.edu or 828-398-7343.

More information about surveyors can be found at the US Department of Labor's website.

The NC Society of Surveyors also has great information on its website.

Feel free to visit us at 35°34'15"N 82°33'22"W

Programs

Title Credential Credit Hours Link to program details
Geomatics Technology A.A.S. Degree 66 ‌‌
Geomatics Technology Land Surveying Fundamentals Certificate Certificate 17 ‌‌

Career Opportunities

Geomatics graduates are typically employed as surveying technicians with surveying firms, engineering companies, construction contractors, state agencies, or local municipalities. Starting salaries have been approximately $30,000/yr plus benefits, and the median salary is $56,230. Graduates may also transfer to universities to complete a bachelor's degree.

Good to Know

Jim Sullivan P.E.
Chair, Civil Engineering, Geomatics, and Environmental Engineering Technologies
Phone: 828-398-7343
jamesasullivan@abtech.edu

Jared Ownbey PLS
Instructor, Geomatics/Surveying Technology
Phone: 828-398-7370
jaredrownbey@abtech.edu