Professors in ProgramEdward Hanrahan
About the Land Surveying Technology Program
Wherever there are roads, dams, retaining walls, bridges or residential areas to be built, there are surveyors. Their work is used to establish land maps and boundaries for ownership or governmental purposes. They also provide data for geographical information systems and computer databases that contain data on land features and boundaries.
Surveying is the measurement of dimensional relationships among points, lines and physical features on or near the Earth’s surface. It determines horizontal distances, elevation differences, directions and angles, which then can be used to compute areas and volumes and to establish locations in relation to a coordinate system. Surveyors use elements of geometry, engineering, trigonometry, mathematics, physics and law in their work.
The Community College of Rhode Island’s Land Surveying Technology program leads to an Associate in Applied Science degree, which is all you need to begin your land surveying career.
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