Geomatics Student

Program Overview

The Geomatics (Surveying) 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 sustainable design.

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. Starting salaries have been approximately $30,000/yr plus benefits, and the median salary is $56,230. 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 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.

Feel free to visit us at 35°34'15"N 82°33'22"W

Contact Information:

Jim Sullivan P.E.
Chair, Civil Engineering, Geomatics, and Environmental Engineering Technologies
Phone: (828) 398-7343

Jared Ownbey PLS
Instructor, Geomatics/Surveying Technology
Phone: (828) 398-7370



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