Surveying is the science of measuring the physical world around us to determine the shape and position of objects or features. Surveying skills are applied to a wide variety of activities, from exploration for natural resources such as oil and natural gas, to determining the boundary between two parcels of land and controlling the layout of buildings and highways.
To accomplish this, surveyors employ a number of technological approaches for measuring the physical world. These include use of highly accurate modern instruments for measuring and recording distances, angles and heights, as well as advanced positioning devices such as Global Positioning Systems (GPS).
In this program, you learn practical measurement skills and techniques, as well as the theories related to surveying. Throughout the program, you participate in supervised field work, labs and projects designed to introduce you to the field of surveying. You also work with modern equipment, hardware and software.
This program is located at NSCC's Centre of Geographic Sciences (COGS). COGS is the Lawrencetown site of Annapolis Valley Campus.