Land Surveying/GIS/Civil Engineering Technology

Land Surveying/GIS/Civil Engineering Technology

Program Description

Welcome to the Land Surveying/GIS/Civil Engineering Technology program, the only one of its kind in Nebraska. Our four-semester program provides a well-rounded education in GPS technology, Aerial surveying with drones (UAV), Land Development, Civil Drafting and Design, and GIS technology. Students have the opportunity to earn certifications such as the Part 107 Remote Pilots License and the Level 1 Certified Concrete Inspector Certificate. You can also choose to take the Fundamentals of Surveying exam, a significant step towards professional licensure. This program is your gateway to a successful career as a land surveyor, civil engineering technician, civil designer, or construction material inspector. Join us and build a strong foundation for your future in these dynamic fields.

Our program is fully accredited by the state of Nebraska and the Higher Learning Commission.


We prepare you for employment in the field of land surveying, civil computer aided drafting and construction materials inspection through comprehensive instruction and hands-on training. Career options in Land Surveying/GIS/Civil Engineering Technology include:

  • Civil CAD Drafter
  • Land Surveying Technician
  • Survey Assistant
  • Survey Technician
  • Surveyor

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Awards Offered: A.A.S. Degree
Locations: Milford
Formats: In-Person
Start: Fall
Schedule: Full-Time
Estimated Total Cost
$9,635 Associate of Applied Science

Students in the Land Surveying/GIS/Civil Engineering Technology program like to solve problems and enjoy math problems. They are comfortable working indoors or outdoors, like variety, and are able to take direction and work independently on a project. Additionally, they have strong communication skills, are detail-oriented, and do neat, accurate work.

  1. Want to learn more about SCC? Come see how SCC will help you achieve Your Path to Possible! Schedule a campus visit!
  2. Need help exploring career opportunities or navigating the admissions process? Schedule an appointment with an Admissions Counselor.
  3. Ready to apply? Complete an Application for Admission.
  4. Submit ACT, SAT, Next Generation Accuplacer, or Accuplacer test scores (reading and math) or official college transcripts showing completion of post-secondary coursework in English and math to the Admissions Office at any SCC location.

In addition, you will be required to have a basic tool set when you start the program. You will receive a 10% discount if you purchase the items as a complete set from the SCC Campus Store.

Financial Assistance

Students entering this program may qualify for the Scott Pathway Scholarship.

State Licensure or Certification Requirements

This program meets the educational requirements for Nebraska, South Dakota, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, and Wyoming state land surveying licensure.

SCC has not made a determination if this program’s curricula meets the educational requirements in any other state. This information will be updated if determination is made for other states. Residents of states other than those noted above are currently not able to enroll in this program.

For more information about the post-graduation achievements of SCC Graduates as well as average starting salaries, refer to the annual Graduate Report (PDF).

For information about the methodologies used to gather the post-graduation student achievement data contained in the annual Graduate Report, refer to the Institutional Research page or contact