Surveying Technology

Get out on the leading edge of growth, and survey it.

In addition to their tenure as presidents, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington and Abraham Lincoln also served their country as surveyors. But don’t let the ancient history of the profession fool you. Surveying is as relevant and needed today as it was in the days when America was still charting its 50 states and more than 3,000 counties. As long as we are growing and building, there will be a need for licensed professional surveyors.

Of course, the tools and technology used in the era of satellites are far more advanced. At Butler, you’ll learn how to use Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Global Positioning Systems (GPS) to collect and analyze data. We’ll show you how to use AutoCAD software to draft detailed maps and teach you about the legal and ethical standards of the profession. You’ll also complete an internship that will put you in the field with working professionals.

Butler’s associate degree and one-year certification programs are certified by the Kansas Society of Land Surveyors (KSLS). The Kansas State Board of Technical Professions has also approved our curriculum as meeting the academic standards for licensure.