The Geomatics Technology curriculum provides education and training in surveying skills emphasizing boundary and topographic field work and mapping, site design and construction layout, GPS/GNSS systems and GIS data collection and integration. There are scholarship funds available for this program of study.
Geomatics Technology students are introduced to a variety of coursework covering surveying law, state plane coordinate systems, surveying computations, site design and site surveying, as well as CAD and GIS software suitable for performing common workplace objectives. Graduates also have transfer opportunities to pursue B.S. degrees at UNC-Charlotte (Civil Engineering Technology), and North Carolina A&T (Geomatics).
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Graduates in Geomatics Technology typically find employment as field technicians serving as instrument operators or crew chiefs or in the office assisting with computations and mapping. Examples of job titles are Instrument Operator, Party Chief, Geomatics CAD Tech I and Remote Sensing Technician. Starting salary range for technicians in these positions is typically $15 to $20 an hour and above, depending on position, qualifications and prior work experience.