This program is designed to prepare students to enter the land surveying profession as surveying technicians, instrument persons, drafters, and/or office technicians. The philosophy of the program is that all students are potentially seeking their professional land surveyors license. Success in the surveying program requires an above average proficiency in math and strong English skills. Graduates of the Surveying program will:

  • Be able to function in field work activities including operating current instrumentation, searching for field evidence, taking and reducing field notes, and staking construction projects and boundary monumentation;
  • Be able to function in office activities including calculator operations, computer data entry and analysis, manual and computer drafting of various survey-related drawings, and records research;
  • Possess sufficient background knowledge and skills to enter a geographic information system entry level position; and
  • Possess sufficient theoretical and practical surveying knowledge to sit for the Land Surveyor Intern exam.

Program Requirements

See the Academic Catalog.


Dave Dorsett, PLS
RH 164
(406) 756-3913

For general information, contact the Admissions office: (406) 756-3847.

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