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Survey Assistant

Survey Assistant

Gain the entry-level skills to start your career in the in-demand surveying profession.

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Start Date:
18 Weeks
College Certificate
+Locations & Availability

July 2019
Campus/Location DeliveryIn-class – Complete your program through courses that are held at a campus.

Online – All program courses are delivered online.

Blended – Complete your program through a combination of online and in-class courses (some courses are delivered 100% online). In-class courses are held at a campus.

Collaborative – program is delivered virtually on campus
COGS • Middleton Full time • In-class Seats available

Program Overview

Get introduced to the basics of surveying in this short program that graduates you with the skills needed to start your career or pursue further training as a Survey Technician

You learn:

  • Operation and maintenance of survey instruments and equipment, such as: levels, total stations, and GNSS (GPS) systems.
  • Manual and digital data recording and calculation techniques.
  • Supporting construction surveying through grading, road and site layout.
  • Assisting legal boundary surveys by locating evidence, setting new monumentation, clearing and blazing wooded boundaries.
  • Communication skills involving technical memos and reports.

You get hands-on training using surveying instruments and equipment in the field and on your work term. You also have the option to partner with students and faculty in other Geomatics programming on applied projects.

This program is located at NSCC's Centre of Geographic Sciences (COGS). COGS is the Lawrencetown site of Annapolis Valley Campus.

Admission Requirements

  • High School Graduation Diploma or equivalent
    • International students – High school diploma equivalency and English language requirements vary by country. View details

Choose NSCC

  • NSCC's Centre of Geographic Sciences (COGS) provides a focused approach to geomatics training. COGS has earned a strong reputation among employers and geomatics professionals for the quality of the programs, hands-on training and practical learning provided to students.
  • You learn at a campus location that is dedicated to geomatics training and work alongside other students studying related disciplines.
  • Small class sizes provide you with lots of opportunities for one-on-one interaction and support.
  • You use up-to-date equipment and software and get the hands-on training that makes our grads the preferred choice of employers.

Employment Opportunities

  • You graduate ready to start work as a Survey Assistant in a variety of organizations in industries such as cadastral land surveying, civil construction and engineering. Many companies are looking for Survey Assistants to help with their projects.

Other Info

  • Additional skills and abilities, including your math, reading and workplace skills, are essential for your success in Trades & Technology programs. Trades & Technology Preparation Checklist (23KB).
  • Safety Training – This program places a high importance on providing you with the skills and knowledge to work safely in industry. You participate in a number of introductory safety awareness courses to prepare for employment.
  • Many employers in this industry require a current, official Criminal Record check as part of the hiring process. A conviction on your criminal record may impact your ability to secure employment.

Next Steps

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