Source: MN DEED website as of November 2016. Figures shown are median hourly wages rounded down to the nearest whole number.
Want to be a land surveyor or civil engineer? Start your education at Lake Superior College in Duluth, MN, then continue to a four-year college. The civil engineering technology AAS degree provides the hands-on training you’ll need to become a land surveyor. You can use it immediately to get a civil engineering technician job earning a great wage. You’ll learn various surveying techniques and gain hands-on experience with modern equipment including robotic Total Stations, data collectors, and GPS as well as AutoDESK Civil 3d and ArcView GIS.View Catalog or Request Info
Skills & Knowledge
- Perform standard survey calculations
- Develop Site and Highway plan sets
- Set-up and create drawings using CAD
Approximate total tuition & fees for MN residents to complete this degree. Starting Fall 2018, LSC will charge the same rates regardless of a student’s state of residence. Non-Minnesota residents will pay the same tuition rates as Minnesota residents.
The land surveyor degree may be completed in 2 years if prerequisites are complete.
Potential Career Opportunities
- Mine surveyor
- Land surveyor
- County surveyor
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After you get your degree you can transfer your credits to a four-year college. One option is St. Cloud State for their land surveying and mapping degree. Another option is North Dakota State University (NDSU). NDSU offers a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering.