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Stats here are for those who have completed the program. Of those starting the program, 6 out of 11 (55%) of people surveyed successfully completed it.

Survey QuestionAverage
Program Completion Time15 month(s)
Attended School Mostly Full-Time50%
Program Difficulty (1-100)53
Satisfied With the School83%
Well-Prepared for Career50%
Would Choose Program Again100%
Career is Directly Related to Program83%
Easy to Find Job60%
How Long to Find First Job5 month(s)
Working Mostly Full-Time100%
Salary (Not Necessarily Full-Time)$33,500
Salary Met Expectations46%
Trouble Making Loan Payments17%
Satisfied With the Career76%

Schools Offering This Program, by StateSchools Offering This Program, by State

(Offering certificates of less than two years of study)

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► Common Careers for this Major▼ Common Careers for this Major

People getting a certificate in this major often choose among careers such as (among others):

  • Cartographers and Photogrammetrists
  • Surveyors
  • Surveying and Mapping Technicians

Why did people choose this program of study?Why did people choose this program of study?

"It seemed like a lucrative career. I felt a strong sense of job security."
"I was a receptionist at my survey company and became interested in the field. I felt this was more rewarding than the job I held and decided to take surveying courses."
"My father was a surveyor. It was interesting and led to a job that was outside."
"I chose surveying because I interned for a few summers with a family friend's company. I had a lot of experience already in this area and sought to formally learn these skills."
"I wanted to be able to translate skills I had learned as an archaeologists into a career with more opportunities. Although I had surveying experience, this certificate allowed me to have something more substantial on my resume and catch potential employers interest."
"I picked surveying because i always wanted to work for USGS one day. I would love to survey the land and help with seismic graphs and topographic maps."

What surprised people about this program of study?What surprised people about this program of study?

"I was surprised that there wasn't more hands on practice during my classes. It's not that I felt unprepared at my job, but I feel that I could have used more hands on practice with the technology."
"I was surprised that some of the math I found to be useless was really needed in my job."
"I was surprised how important communication is. Also how important physical fitness is."
"I was surprised how much I didn't know after having worked an internship in that field for two summers. There was a lot more that went into the work than was in my intern experience."
"I was surprised by the amount of projects (both group and individual) that were a regular part of the coursework. Hands-on experience, rather than just studying theory, really gave me a leg up when it came time for my first day of work in the field."
"Surveying was going to be numbers and just simple numbers i thought, but no I was wrong. Surveying caught me off guard with the mass amount of geometry and calculus that is required to complete a survey task. I was never very strong at geometry or calculus and that created a very hard time for me."