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Louisiana Technical College

Civil, Surveying and Mapping

CIP 151102
Associate of Applied Science (AAS), Technical Diploma (TD),
Certificate of Technical Studies (CTS),
Technical Competency Area (TCA)

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The primary mission of the Civil Surveying and Mapping Technology program is to prepare technical and/or technical management-oriented professionals for employment in business, industry, and government.

Program Description

The purpose of this program is to provide students with the training and skills needed to be skilled technicians in the field of Civil Technology.  Upon completing the program, students will enter the workforce as surveying technicians, computer-aided drafting technicians, and/or quality control technicians.

Length of Program:

AAS = 76 Semester Credit Hours
TD = 61 Semester Credit Hours

Education Requirements:

AAS = High School Diploma or GED
TD = Ability to Benefit

Placement Exam Scores: Spring 2008 Program Placement Score Chart (PDF)
AAS Program: COMPASS Scores:
Read 80; Math 48; Engl./Writ. 68
ACT Scores: Read 18; Math 18; Engl./Writ.  18

TD Program:

Read 77; Math 40; Engl./Writ. 42
ACT Scores: Read 18; Math 16; Engl./Writ. 16

Approximate Total Cost of Books and Supplies:

Contact the Student Affairs Office of the campus of your choice

Note:  Transferable General Education Courses needed to meet the requirements for the AAS are offered through a collaborative agreement with South Louisiana Community College (SLCC).

The objectives of the Civil, Surveying and Mapping Technology program are to:

  • Provide students with training to attain skills, competencies, and proficiencies which will prepare them for employment as Civil, Surveying, and/or Mapping Technicians.
  • Motivate students to accept and adopt attitudes and efficient work habits.
  • Provide hands on training with equipment presently being used in industry (measuring devices, computers, testing equipment, and Global Positioning System instrumentation).
  • Emphasize safety practices in the laboratory, classroom, and on filed projects.
  • Utilize the most effective methods and techniques used in industry.
  • Provide AAS degree seeking students with the opportunity to gain General Education knowledge and skills in English, Math, Speech, Psychology, and Physical Science.





An application or re-application fee and a testing fee per component are charged for each Application for Admission submitted.

Tuition is paid by the semester. (SEE - Tuition and Fees) Students are also required to purchase books and supplies separately. Contact your host campus for a complete projected cost of this program.

The college accepts cash, personal and company checks, MasterCard or Visa for all fees. A percentage of tuition and fees are refundable up to the tenth day of instruction. No refund will be made after the tenth day.