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Associate Degree in Land Surveying

The purpose of Land Surveying is to determine the position of the points, the extension and the limits of details on the surface of the Earth. No tasks related to the legal delimitations of a property or its development would be able to be carried out without land surveying. The Associate Degree in Land Surveying prepares students to handle the field tools and process the data to support the work of a professional surveyor.

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Degree Offered

The Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering and Land Surveying offers the Associate Degree in Land Surveying.


Provide technical knowledge through an enriching educational experience that will prepare students to support the professional practice of Land Surveying and its mission to protect public health and wellbeing.

Program Educational Objectives

  1. Contribute to society as skillful technicians that execute their work following the principles of moral conducts and ethics.
  2. Gain the necessary knowledge and techniques to pursue a bachelor’s degree.
  3. Have the capability to be employed and successfully support professional surveyors in the practice.

Student Outcomes

Upon graduation associate degree program graduates, will be able to demonstrate the following program outcomes:

1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve technical problems by applying principles of technology, science and mathematics.

2. An ability to apply technical principles to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.

3. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.

4. An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in technical situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of the solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.

5. An ability to function affectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.

6. An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze, and interpret data, and the use of professional judgment to draw conclusions.

7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Career Opportunities

Surveying related careers have undergone important technological changes in recent years. Therefore, the job market requires to Surveying Technicians a broad and contemporary knowledge of the current equipment and practices to support surveying projects. This associate degree offers a complete education design to comply with job market demands, providing great job opportunities to its alumni in Puerto Rico as well as in the United States. The combination of diverse technologies covered in the associate degree opens a big spectrum of opportunities for diverse types of jobs. Governmental agencies and the private sector are constantly hiring professionals to work on surveying or related projects.

Graduation Requirements

The Department Civil & Environmental Engineering and Land Surveying Department offers the Associate Degree in Land Surveying. In order to get this degree, the student must complete the following minimum requirements:

Minimum Graduation Requirements

6          Credit-hours in Mathematics

3          Credit-hours in Basic Science

13        Credit-hours in Socio-Humanistic Studies and Languages

24        Credit-hours in Surveying

15        Credit-hours in Geomatic Science

3          Credit-hours in Management

3          Credit-hours in Elective Component

67        Total Credit-hours

Laboratories and Equipment

In order to develop the skills of handling tools and on the field, we are equipped with high-precision GPS units, manual GPS, total stations, electronic levels, and other tools used by surveying technicians. We also have modern laboratories furnished with the necessary software to develop skills in the processing of land surveying data and technical drafting.