Surveying Technician Credential

Next Start TimeDurationFormatTiming Credits
Fall2 semestersIn-Person 6


Become a Surveying Technician in as little as two semesters! The Surveying Technician Credential prepares you for satisfying entry-level careers in the surveying, public works, and construction industries. Courses provide you 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. Upon completion of the credential, you can expect to develop the technical skills required of related positions.  


The Surveying Technician Credential at Tompkins Cortland requires you to earn a passing grade in two courses, which can typically be completed in two semesters. These two courses can be applied towards the Applied Science and Technology A.A.S. degree and Construction and Environmental Technology A.A.S. degree. These courses are offered fully in-person. 

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Our Partners

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.

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Financing your Microcredential

There are many resources available to assist you in paying for your microcredential. Discuss your options with an Admissions representative when you register. 

  • Part-Time TAP for Non-Degree Programs is now available for many microcredentials at TC3! For more information the HESC website. A valid FAFSA must be on file to be eligible. To apply and for questions, contact Associate Director of Financial Aid Sarah Dockstater at
  • Grant money is available through the Tompkins Community Recovery Fund for Tompkins County residents 
  • Grants are available through Tompkins Workforce NY Career Center and Cortland Works Career Center for county residents 
  • Several employers in our community offer tuition reimbursement and sponsorship specifically for microcredentials  
  • Financial aid is available to eligible students who pursue the credential while matriculated in a degree program. 


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