Associate of Applied Science Degree
Geomatic Engineering Technology (formerly known as Surveying & Mapping)
If you’d like to prepare for a career in a growing field that won’t confine you to an office, then check out the Geomatic Engineering Technology associate degree program at Bellingham Technical College. You can put your math and computer skills to work as a surveying and mapping technician or land surveyor in a construction firm; a surveying and engineering firm; a mining, oil or gas company; a public utility; or a government agency, such as U.S. Geological Survey, Department of Natural Resources, the Bureau of Land Management, or the U.S. Forestry Service.
BTC’s associate degree in Geomatics includes training in GIS, AutoCAD and GPS skills, as well as gain a working knowledge of Washington laws and standards related to surveying, boundaries and map preparation.
Geomatic Engineering Technology Associate Degree
AAS: Take 98 credits of academic, engineering, and technology classes and graduate with your associate degree in Geomatic Engineering Technology, ready for mapping and surveying jobs.
Geomatic Engineering Jobs & Employment Outlook
Employment of surveying and mapping technicians is expected to increase faster than average nationally, and geomatics job openings will continue to result from the need to replace surveyors who retire.
Most Geomatic Engineering Technology program graduates work as surveying and mapping technicians and find jobs in direct field service. Jobs also are available at construction companies, private surveying and engineering firms, mining and extraction companies, public utilities, and city, county, state, and federal government agencies.
The average annual wage for geomatics jobs is $65,042, with an earning potential of about $77,535 per year.*
81% BTC graduate placement rate
$52,565 starting annual wage
$65,839 average annual wage
$78,718 potential annual wage
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