Technical Standards for Geomatics Technology

A student wishing to enroll in the Geomatics Technology curriculum must meet the following standards:

  • Graduation from high school or GED
  • Qualify for placement in MAT 121
  • Qualify for placement in ENG 111
  • Possess basic computer skills
  • Have an interest in technology and problem solving
  • Be able to work on their feet, outdoors for extended periods of time (3-4 hours) in all seasons of the year
  • Have the ability to lift and carry 25 pounds of equipment up to a half-mile at a time, through hilly, forested terrain
  • Be capable of reading maps, construction plans, documents and digital displays
  • Be capable of using optical equipment that requires manual focusing
  • Have the dexterity to operate equipment with sensitive adjustment levers and knobs
  • Be able to set wooden hubs and stakes in the ground using a 4-pound hammer
  • Be able to interpret and work from blueprints, schematics or sketches
  • Make accurate measurements with equipment and/or measuring instruments
  • Must be able to understand orders, instructions and descriptions
  • Must be able to read and comprehend technical manuals, manufacturer’s instructions and warning labels in English