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Surveying and Topography

Surveyors have an important role in defining territories, producing maps and conducting field surveys. Prepare for this in-demand career today!

Learn how to:

  • Use surveying equipment and software
  • Conduct field surveys
  • Interpret data and aerial photographs to define a territory
  • Produce maps and geomatics applications
1800 hours (full-time, 72-weeks)
120 credits
Diploma of Vocational Studies (DVS)

Program Content

  • Apply health and safety concepts on construction sites
  • Assess their position in relation to the trade and the training process
  • Begin practicing the trade
  • Integrate into a work environment
  • Solve trigonometric problems related to surveying
  • Perform basic layout
  • Measure angles, distances, and elevations
  • Calculate a polygonal
  • Survey and lay out flat terrain
  • Operate a computer environment
  • Use the basic functions of a drawing program
  • Determine heights
  • Measure coordinates
  • Convert survey data
  • Calculate field survey data
  • Draw a topographic plan
  • Lay out a road and draw its plan
  • Lay out underground infrastructure
  • Estimate quantities of materials
  • Use job search tools
  • Draw cadastral plans
  • Survey a property and draw a certificate of location plan
  • Stake out a lot and set up a building
  • Carry out site work in difficult terrain

Do you have the prerequisites?

  • Secondary IV language of instruction, second language and mathematics 
  • Secondary II language of instruction + General Development Test

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