The Geomatics Technology curriculum encompasses all elements of land surveying, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Geographic Positioning Systems (GPS), along with Computer Aided Drafting (CAD), stormwater drainage design, boundary law, and sustainability.

We offer a two-semester Fundamentals of Geomatics Technology certificate and a five-semester Geomatics Technology degree. Day and evening classes are available.

Geomatics graduates are typically employed as surveying technicians with surveying firms, engineering companies, construction contractors, state agencies or local municipalities. Average starting hourly wages have been approximately $15/hr. Graduates may also transfer to universities to complete a bachelor's degree.

Graduates will be prepared to pursue the requirements necessary to become a Professional Land Surveyor (PLS) in North Carolina.

Contact the Geomatics Technology Department for more information at jsullivan@abtech.edu or (828) 398-7343.

More information about surveyors can be found at the US Department of Labor's website.

The NC Society of Surveyors also has great information on its website.

Contact Information:

Jim Sullivan/Chair

(828) 398-7343
Elm 115

Jared Ownbey/Instructor

(828) 398-7370
Elm 113

Ken Cooper/Instructor

(828) 398-7213
Elm 109