Monday, October 14, 2013

Highlighting: Surveying Technology

Professor Dave Carlisle and students
Land surveying has existed throughout recorded history, settling disputes, mapping nations, setting boundaries and proving them all wrong.

From the college's webpage:  Surveying has changed dramatically with the integration of computers, robotic surveying instruments and global positioning systems into the surveying profession. Students studying Surveying Technology will learn the most current surveying techniques using the latest surveying equipment. Students have the opportunity to become proficient in using electronic total stations, robotic instruments, surveying data collectors and global positioning systems equipment, as well as the supporting computer software programs.

The two-year Associate Degree program is designed for students who wish to follow a career in surveying, with a path towards licensure as a Licensed Land Surveyor or professional land surveyor. Students will learn survey-related computer skills in one of the best-equipped computer labs in New Hampshire. Carlson Survey, Carlson SurvNet, Idrisi, Ashtech GNSS, Mobilemapper Office, and Trimble PathFinder Office software programs are taught in a lab dedicated to surveying and GIS (from the "Surveying Technology Degree" page).

For more information, contact the college Admissions Office at 800-455-4525.