Surveying Technician Credential

surveying technician student

The Surveying Technician Credential provides students with an understanding of fundamental surveying theory, terrestrial-based and space-based survey measurements, use of traditional and modern surveying equipment, and Coordinate Geometry (COGO) software.


Thank you to the City of Ithaca Public Works, City of Cortland, FYT Fuels, and Tompkins Workforce New York for helping create this microcredential. Our industry and community partners are vital to the success of our microcredential programs and many are leading employers of our graduates.


The Surveying Technician Credential at Tompkins Cortland requires completion of two courses.
Printable version of credential checklist

CONT 202 Surveying I (3 credits)
CONT 203 Surveying II (3 credits)


There are many resources available to assist you in paying for your microcredential. The College has received a generous grant through the Tompkins Community Recovery Fund to provide funding for Tompkins County residents to earn microcredentials. Our partners at Tompkins Workforce NY Career Center and Cortland Works Career Center have grant opportunities available to financially assist residents in earning a microcredential. Several businesses in our community sponsor their employees. Financial aid is available to students that pursue the credential while matriculated in a degree program. These two courses can be applied towards the Applied Science and Technology A.A.S. degree.