Engineering and Technology Pathway programs are designed to prepare students through the study and application of principles from mathematics, natural sciences, and technology and applied processes based on these subjects.
The Geomatics Technology program is a course of study that prepares students to use mathematical and scientific principles for the delineation, determination, planning and positioning of land tracts, boundaries, contours and features applying principles of route surveying, construction surveying, photogrammetry, mapping, global positioning systems, geographical information systems, and other kinds of property description and measurement to create related maps, charts and reports.
Coursework includes instruction in applied geodesy, computer graphics, photointerpretation, plane and geodetic surveying, mensuration, traversing, survey equipment operation and maintenance, instrument calibration, and basic cartography.
Graduates should qualify for jobs as survey party chief, instrument person, surveying technician, highway surveyor, mapper, GPS technician, and CAD operator. Graduates will be prepared to pursue the requirements necessary to become a Professional Land Surveyor in North Carolina.
Geomatics Technology graduates have a transfer opportunity in the Geomatics program at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. This is the only 4-year Geomatics program in the state of North Carolina.
Ed Spitler, Coordinator/Professor