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Associate of Science in Surveying Technology
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Associate of Science in Surveying Technology

Total Credit Hours: 68


About Associate of Science in Surveying Technology

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 Congress of Surveying and Mapping-National Society of Professional Surveyors (ACSM/NSPS).


General Education Requirements
Course Course Name Credits
English (Choose 1)
EN110A Freshman Composition with Instructional Lab 4
EN110 Freshman Composition 3
Course Course Name Credits
MA161A College Algebra & Trigonometry I 4
SO130 Introduction to Sociology 3
CS151 Windows Applications 3
PY120 General Psychology 3
SI141 Applied Physics I 4
Major Requirements
Course Course Name Credits
AE121 Technical Engineering Drawing I 3
AE150 Computer Aided Drafting I (CAD I) 3
CE211 Plane Surveying I 3
CE222 Plane Surveying II 3
CS101 Introduction to Computer Systems & Information Technology 3
HL130 First Aid & Safety 1
MA161B College Algebra & Trigonometry II 4
OA101 Keyboarding and Document Processing 3
SU100 Surveying Drafting 3
SU101 Surveying Problems I 3
SU230 Advanced Surveying 3
SU240 Boundary Law I 3
SU241 Boundary Law II 3
SU250 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems 3
SU251 Advanced Geographic Information Systems 3
SU280 Special Topics in Geographic Information Systems 3
SU292 Surveying Practicum 1
Program Total 68-70

2020-21 College Catalog

Recognizing the necessity for students to succeed in the complex and rapidly changing workplace, Guam Community College offers a general education curriculum that introduces students to major areas of knowledge and methods of inquiry. All degree programs require an interdisciplinary general education component that promotes the development of intellectual skills that enable students to become effective learners and informed citizens. Critical thinking, the use of language and computation, appropriate social skills, global awareness and respect for diverse opinions are among the learning outcomes provided in the general education requirements of each program.

Guam Community College believes that general education provides the academic foundation necessary for students to achieve their life goals. General education is intended to offer students a breadth of quality student learning experiences, encourage their respect for cultural heritage, promote their ethical and responsible social behavior and facilitate their life-long learning.

The General Education program strives to foster student learning and skill development in civic engagement, critical thinking, understanding of the relationship between the individual and society, information literacy, oral communication, quantitative reasoning, and written communication.

Guam Community College believes that high quality general education opportunities for all citizens are necessary for democratic principles and practices to exist and for a sound economy to flourish. The College continually scrutinizes the general education curriculum in order to assure that all degrees and certificates granted by the College support this vision of general education and that it serves as a means to inspire hope, opportunity and responsibility in all its constituencies.

Requirements for General Education follow the options described below. Students declared prior to fall 2010 will follow the requirements indicated in the applicable catalog in which they first declared their major program at the College.
 

Notes on General Education requirements

Students are advised to check the requirements for their specific programs before taking General Education courses.
Courses chosen to meet the general education requirements may not be used to meet the Major Requirements of a student’s specific degree program.

The list contains courses with pre-requisites, so students should make their choices carefully and thoughtfully. Students may consult a counselor or an academic advisor for guidance in choosing any of the course options listed.


IMPORTANT NOTE: Some programs require different levels of coursework to meet General Education requirements, please review the individual programs for more information.

GENERAL EDUCATION
Scope 1: Skills for and Application of Lifelong Learning
Freshman Composition (Choose one course from the following to meet the required 3-4 credits)
Course # Course Name Credits
EN 110 Freshman Composition 3
EN110A Freshman Composition with Instructional Lab 4
EN 111 Writing for Research 3
Mathematics (Choose one course from the following to meet the required 3-4 credits)*
Course # Course Name Credits
MA 110A Finite Mathematics 3
MA 115 Fundamentals of College Algebra 3
MA 161A College Algebra & Trigonometry I 4
*Any college level math will be considered for the completion of this category
Literacy for Life Skills (Choose one course from the following to meet the required 3 credits)
Course # Course Name Credits
CO 110 Critical Thinking for Civic Engagement 3
CS 151 Windows Applications
CS 152 Macintosh Applications
Scope 2: Broad Comprehension of the Development of Knowledge, Practice and Interpretation
Humanities & Fine Arts (Choose one course from the following to meet the required 3-4 credits)*
Course # Course Name Credits
ASL 100 American Sign Language I 4
CH 110 Chamorro I 4
ED 265 Culture & Education in Guam 3
EN 125 Introduction to Human Communication and Speech 3
EN 210 Introduction to Literature 3
HI 121 World Civilization (Pre-historic Time to 1500) 3
HI 122 World Civilization (1500 to Present Time) 3
HI 176 Guam History 3
HM 110 Introduction to Community Services 3
HM 201 Social Welfare & Development 3
HU 120 Pacific Cultures 3
HU 220 Guam Cultures & Legends 3
JA 110 Japanese I 4
KE 110 Korean I 4
PI 101 Introduction to Philosophy 3
TH 101 Introduction to the Theater 3
VC 101 Introduction to Visual Communications 3
*Any foreign language, humanities, or fine arts course will be considered for the completion of this category
Natural & Physical Sciences (Choose one course and the corresponding lab from the following to meet the required 4 credits)**
Course # Course Name Credits
SI 101/101L Introduction to Chemistry (3) & Introduction to Chemistry Laboratory (1) 4
SI 103/103L Introduction to Marine Biology (3) & Introduction to Marine Biology Laboratory (1)
SI 105/105L Introduction to Physical Geology (3) & Introduction to Physical Geology Laboratory (1)
SI 110/110L Environmental Biology (3) & Environmental Biology Laboratory (1)
SI 141 Applied Physics I
SI 150/150L Introduction to Microbiology (3) & Introduction to Microbiology Laboratory (1)
SI131/131L Human Anatomy & Physiology I (3) & Human Anatomy & Physiology I Laboratory (1)
SI132/132L Human Anatomy & Physiology II (3) & Human Anatomy & Physiology II Laboratory (1)
**The exception to this would be SI141 which does not include a laboratory requirement
Scope 3: Preparation for and Acceptance of Responsible Participation in Civil Society
Social & Behavioral Sciences (Choose one course from the following to meet the required 3 credits)
Course # Course Name Credits
EC 110 Principles of Economics 3
PS140 American Government 3
PY 100 Personal Adjustment 3
PY 120 General Psychology 3
PY 125 Interpersonal Relations 3
SO 130 Introduction to Sociology 3
CJ 100 Introduction to Criminal Justice 3
WG 101 Introduction to Women and Gender Studies 3
*Any social and behavioral science course will be considered for the completion of this category
Minimum General Education Requirements 19


2020-2021 College Catalog


Year 1
Semester 1 Semester 2
Course Course Name Credits Course Course Name Credits
EN___ English Requirement 3-4 MA161B College Algebra & Trigonometry II 4
MA161A College Algebra & Trigonometry I 4 CE222 Plane Surveying II 3
CS101 Introduction to Computer Systems & Information Technology 3 OA101 Keyboarding and Document Processing 3
CE211 Plane Surveying I 3 AE150 Computer Aided Drafting I (CAD I) 3
AE121 Technical Engineering Drawing I 3 SU101 Surveying Problems I 3

 

 

 
SU100 Surveying Drafting 3
Total 16-17
 
Total 19
Year 2
Semester 3 Semester 4
Course Course Name Credits Course Course Name Credits
CS151 Windows Applications 3 SU251 Advanced Geographic Information Systems 3
SI141 Applied Physics I 4 PY120 General Psychology 3
SU250 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems 3 SU280 Special Topics in Geographic Information Systems 3
SU240 Boundary Law I 3 SO130 Introduction to Sociology 3
SU230 Advanced Surveying 3 HL130 First Aid & Safety 1

 

 

 
SU292 Surveying Practicum 1

 

 

 
SU241 Boundary Law II 3

 
Total 16
 
Total 17
Year 1 Total 35-36 Year 2 Total 33
 Program Total 68-69

2020-21 College Catalog



Upon successful completion of the AS in Surveying Technology program, students will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate preparedness to enter productive technical position in the geospatial fields of surveying, mapping, and Geographic Information Systems.
  2. Successfully pass the American Congress of Surveying and Mapping-National Society of Professional Surveyors (ACSM/NSPS) Level 3 Certified Survey Technician examination.
  3. Develop a professional work ethic needed in the surveying industry.
  4. Demonstrate ability to utilize modern measurement technologies to acquire spatial data and employ industry-standard software to solve technical problems.

SU280 Special Topics in Geographic Information Systems

This course will introduce students to the applications of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in cadastral and land information systems and in land use planning.  Geographic data is increasingly important in understanding society and the environment.  Using advanced tools and software, students will have an opportunity to focus on local and global planning problems.

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SU251 Advanced Geographic Information Systems

This course is a more advanced study of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) with particular emphasis on manipulation and analysis of raster data.  This course will also provide introduction to ArcGIS Spatial Analyst and 3D Analyst.

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SU240 Boundary Law I

This course introduces the concepts of boundary control and legal principles. Topics covered include proportionate measurement, rights in land, junior/senior title rights, retracement of original surveys, deed first/survey first, common and case law, ranking/prioritizing evidence, controlling monuments and corners, error in legal descriptions, and plats and case studies.

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The Associate of Science in Civil Engineering Technology is a course of study that prepares students to analyze construction sites, use and maintain equipment, draft plans, and write reports. Technical requirement classes are designed to provide students with fundamentals in surveying, analyzing material strength, and structural drafting and design. This course of study will provide students with an overview of technical drawing, construction management and procedures, planning, and estimating. The student learning outcomes meet the professional standards of technicians in this field.

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