Associate of Science Degree
||Levi Adonay, a survey crew chief at TG Engineers, is pursuing his Associate of Science degree in Surveying Technology. |Program Description
The Surveying Technology program prepares the student for immediate employment as a surveying or Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technician and teaches the student knowledge and skills that will enable one to adapt to ever evolving technical and technological changes in geospatial field and office applications. The graduate will be prepared to face the challenge of modern Surveying and GIS practice. The program emphasizes applications-based approaches and provides an overview of the geospatial fields of surveying, mapping, and GIS and prepares the student for further study and for the Level 3 Certified Survey Technician examination prepared by the American on Surveying and Mapping National Society of Professional Surveyors (ACSM-NSPS).
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An Associate of Science in Surveying Technology can land you a position as surveying or Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technician at an engineering or surveying company, or become a stepping stone to a four-year degree in a related technical field.
The GCC Advantage
The advantage of earning an associate degree or certificate from Guam Community College is that the faculty, staff and administrators take to heart its mission - "to be a leader in career and technical workforce development by providing the highest quality education and job training in Micronesia." Our instructors care about and want their students to succeed. Often, they will spend the extra time to make sure a concept is clear, and that students understand the practical, real-life applications of the classroom concepts they are learning. Also, GCC's partnerships with over 100 businesses ensure that what is taught in the classroom corresponds with what businesses need graduates to know when they become employees. These partnerships include internships and apprenticeships that often lead to sustainable jobs and careers in our island’s workforce.
All students who declare a major are assigned an Academic Advisor. Students are strongly urged to visit your advisor, who can help you draft an educational plan with course sequencing that meets your personal, academic, and career goals.
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the AS in Surveying Technology program, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate preparedness to enter productive technical position in the geospatial fields of surveying, mapping, and Geographic Information Systems.
- Successfully pass the American Society on Surveying and Mapping National Society of Professional Surveyors (ACSM-NSPS) Level 3 Certified Survey Technician examination.
- Develop a professional work ethic needed in the surveying industry.
- Demonstrate ability to utilize modern measurement technologies to acquire spatial data and employ industry-standard software to solve technical problems.
The mission of the Surveying Technology program is to impart to students the knowledge and skills that will enable them to adapt to ever evolving technical and technological changes in geospatial field and office applications.
Location: Building 600
Hours: 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.