Explore a Career in Surveying


A career in surveying has great entry level pay and can start with only a high school diploma. Students who pursue this profession are typically interested in math, primarily geometry and trigonometry. The career also attracts people interested in geology, forestry, history, engineering, computer science, and astronomy. While it is challenging, it is also a very rewarding career.

Trig-Star is an annual high school mathematics competition based on the practical application of trigonometry. Students that participate are not only provided with an opportunity to earn awards, but they also leave with a better understanding of the technical profession of land surveying.
The following schools offer programs in surveying which may be of interest to Illinois students.

Northern Illinois Univeristy
Department of Geography
Geomatics emphasis with 24 hours of Surveying Courses
NIU Geomatics
Tom Pingel

Parkland College
Todd W. Horton
Course Listing PDF Download
Construction Design & Management

Purdue University - Calumet
Now offering 28 semester hours of surveying classes.
Construction Science & Organizational Leadership

Purdue University - West Lafayette
Steven D. Johnson, Ph. D.
Civil Engineering Program

Rend Lake College
Now offering an A.A.S. degree in Surveying Technology.
618-437-5321 ext. 1816
Surveying Technology Program

Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville
David Sherrill
Surveying Coordinator

St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley
Norman R. Brown, PLS
Engineering Science

University of Wyoming
Mark Rehwaldt
Land Surveying Program