Program Educational Objectives

Program Educational Objectives describe the career and professional accomplishments that graduates, after several years of experience, are prepared to achieve.

The educational objectives of the Surveying Technology program are:

  1. Technical Adeptness - Graduates will be technically adept in Surveying Technology as well as supporting math and science disciplines, allowing these graduates to assist professional land surveyors in various surveying and mapping projects. Their technical skills and knowledge will enable them to perform their work duties with a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.
  2. Interpersonal Skills - Graduates will exhibit appropriate interpersonal skills as demonstrated by effectively working on teams and effectively communicating in the workplace.
  3. Professionalism - Graduates will exhibit an interest in lifelong learning.
  4. Awareness of Societal Impact - Graduates will be aware of their professional and ethical responsibilities, including a respect for diversity.

Program Goals/Student Outcomes

A graduate of this major should be able to:
  • apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of surveying technology to narrowly defined surveying technology activities.
  • apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to surveying technology problems that require limited application of principles but extensive practical knowledge.
  • conduct standard tests and measurements, and conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments.
  • function effectively as a member of a technical team.
  • identify, analyze, and solve narrowly defined surveying technology problems.
  • develop an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments, as well as an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature.
  • understand the need for and engage in self-directed, continuing professional development.
  • demonstrate an understanding of and a commitment to professional and ethical responsibilities, including a respect for diversity.
  • exhibit a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.

Enrollment and Graduation Data

Academic Year Total Enrollment
Fall Semester
Enrollment Fall Semester
Academic Year
2008/2009 35 12 19
2009/2010 31 13 13
2010/2011 39 16 22
2011/2012 40 14 23
2012/2013 31 12 17
2013/2014 24 9 13
2014/2015 28 12 7
2015/2016 20 6 11
2016/2017 26 15 9
2017/2018 27 13 N/A

Contact information

Pennsylvania College of Technology
DIF 119

One College Avenue
Williamsport, PA 17701