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What is a Surveying Technician?

Surveying and mapping technicians assist licensed professional land surveyors, cartoqraphers, and photogrammetrists. Together, they collect data and make maps of the earth’s surface. Surveying technicians visit sites to take measurements of the land. Mapping technicians use geographic data to create maps.

How to become a Surveying or Planning Technician?

Surveying technicians usually need a high school diploma. However, mapping technicians often need formal education after high school to study advances in geographic information system (GIS) technology.

The Surveying Technology Certificate is specially designed to meet the entry level employment needs of the state of Louisiana’s engineering and construction community. This program of study is not designed for college transfer. It provides a general education and the work skills needed for employment.

BRCC is now an online proctor site for the Certified Survey Technician Examination I, with the examination offered on campus. For more information, call (225) 216-8226, or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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