Dec 10, 2022  
2016 - 2018 CNM Catalog, Volume 49 
2016 - 2018 CNM Catalog, Volume 49 [The CNM Academic Year includes Fall, Spring, Summer Terms]

Surveying Technology, Certificate of Completion

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School of Applied Technologies (AT)

The Surveying Technology Certificate of Completion program at CNM is designed to meet the requirements for employment in the surveying and mapping industry. Students will obtain a thorough grounding in the technical aspects of surveying. The program is enhanced by including Geographic Information Systems courses to produce a well-rounded background in the geospatial mapping fields.

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Educational Option Information

  • This educational option is a: Certificate of Completion.
  • This educational option can be completed: Part-Time or Full-Time. A full-time student can complete this program in 3 terms.
  • This educational option is designed for: Immediate employment.
  • This educational option can be started: Any term.
  • Primary course location: Advanced Technology Center. 

Special requirements:

  • Should be able to lift 30 pounds

Approximate Costs of this Educational Option

Financial Aid Considerations


Educational and Career Opportunities

Educational Pathways

Many of the courses in this certificate will transfer into the CNM Geographic Information Technology (GIT) A.A.S. and Certificate of Completion programs. 

Many of the courses in this program are transferable and some may be applied to four-year degree programs at other institutions. CNM currently has transfer agreements with many colleges and universities in New Mexico and elsewhere.


Employment Opportunities

Graduates from the Surveying Technology Certificate will be prepared for entry-level positions in private and government land surveying organizations.


Program Proficiencies and/or Prerequisites

Students may demonstrate proficiency in these areas either by Diploma/GPA , placement exam scores , or specific course work.

Recommended Sequence of Courses

Certificate of Completion in Surveying Technology 32 credit hours

Approved Surveying/GIS Electives

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