Dunwoody Land Surveying

Dunwoody’s Land Surveying certificate was created for those who already have a bachelor’s degree and are looking to become professional, licensed land surveyors.

This program also provides an accelerated option for those without a bachelor’s degree to become surveying technicians and offers a path for them to become a licensed surveyor with the completion of a bachelor’s degree along with meeting the other requirements for licensure.

Students gain field experience using industry-standard technology and receive instruction from industry experts.

Opportunities to participate in national competitions will help build your resume, and hands-on, outdoor projects and labs get you out of the classroom and into the environment you’ll be working in.

Software you will use include a suite of computer-aided drafting programs (CAD) including Autodesk Civil 3D and Recap. Upon graduation, you’ll be eligible to take the Fundamentals of Land Surveying (FLS) exam—the first step in becoming a licensed land surveyor.

The certificate consists of 22 technical credits, which can be completed in just two semesters.

Credits earned in the Land Surveying certificate directly transfer into Dunwoody’s Surveying & Civil Engineering Technology associate’s degree.


” I had recently received my GIS degree but wasn’t satisfied with where it was taking me, so I enrolled in Dunwoody’s surveying program. The hands-on learning was great, and when I started my summer internship and current job I was able to jump right in. I had the interview for my current position before I had even finished classes. “

Kyle Knutson

Dunwoody Land Surveying Certificate Alum

Class topics include:

  • GPS and geodetic surveying
  • 2D and 3D drafting
  • Boundary control
  • Land-use planning

Degree Requirements

To view program requirements, including required courses, electives, course descriptions, and credit hours, visit:

College Catalog: Land Surveying

Student Organizations

Opportunities to get involved outside of the classroom include:

  • National Electrical Contractors Association Student Chapter (NECA)
  • SkillsUSA

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Surveying Lab

Uses the Dunwoody campus and its environs as a lab for learning the tools and techniques used in surveying both outdoor and indoor spaces. SURVEYING EQUIPMENT:

  • Sokkia Automatic & Digital Levels
  • Trimble & Leica Total Stations
  • Trimble & Topcon GNSS (GPS) Receivers & Data Collectors
  • Phantom 3 & Phantom 4 Drones (used for photogrammetry & RTK surveying)
  • Faro Laser Scanner
  • Laptop Computers loaded with Industry Software