Effective 9/29/21, this program is no longer being offered. See replacement plan information below.

Surveying Technology

Associate of Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.)
Student surveying land

This program is no longer being offered

In response to diminishing enrollments, the associate degree in surveying technology is no longer being offered. Penn College is working on changes to the B.S. in Civil Engineering Technology that will provide an opportunity to pursue surveying licensure in Pennsylvania with a four-year Civil Engineering Technology degree. Please contact the School of Engineering Technologies with any questions. 

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Surveying Technology Courses may be viewed in the 2021-22 College Catalog.

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Saturday, October 238:30 AM - 2:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

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Saturday, November 68:30 AM - 2:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

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Alternative Credit refers to academic credits earned through means other than traditional college course completion, including: credit by exam, articulation, proof of competency gained in high school, work/life experience, and advanced placement.

Visit the Alternative Credit Options page for requirements and procedures and for information on credit through Advanced Placement.

Prospective students should be aware that licensure requirements for work in this profession vary by state. The Surveying Technology program meets the educational requirements for licensure within the state of Pennsylvania. We have not determined if graduates of our program will be eligible for licensure in other states; therefore, students intending to seek employment in states other than PENNSYLVANIA are asked to contact the state licensing board of the state they wish to seek licensing to confirm that our program meets the requirements of the state where you intend to work. More information can be found on the the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) website

Pennsylvania Professional Land Surveyor (PLS) Licensure:

  • Surveying Technology A.A.S. graduates qualify to take the Fundamentals of Surveying (FS) exam — the first of three exams required for licensure in Pennsylvania. In addition, Civil Engineering Technology B.S. graduates may qualify to take the Fundamentals of Surveying (FS) exam with additional coursework. Current B.S. students will need to work with their academic adviser to plan accordingly.
  • The second and third exam can only be taken after successfully completing the FS exam and gaining further work experience under the guidance of a licensed PLS as stipulated by the registration law.
  • Mr. Barrett P Allison, PLS, '04, Project Manager, Glenn O. Hawbaker, Inc.
  • Mr. Mark J Brinkash, PLS, '03, Land Surveying, Brinkash & Associates, Inc.
  • Mr. Christopher P Iachini, PLS, '92, Director of Survey, Larson Design Group
  • Mr. Stephen M Moore, PLS, Geodetic Surveys Manager, PennDOT
  • Mr. John Nevin Blesh, PLS, '04, Surveyor/Data Manager, Clinton County Solid Waste Authority
  • Mr. Brad D Pontz, PLS, Surveyor V, Mott MacDonald
  • Mr. Thomas R Poploskie, PLS, Chief of Surveys, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation
  • Mr. Donald R Spencer, PLS, Vice President of Operations, Borton-Lawson Engineering