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Your P.L.S. License,
Your Future.


What makes this program exciting and accessible?

The Associate of Applied Science Degree and/or Certificate in Surveying Technology at OSU-OKC prepares students for a career in the surveying field and professional licensing examinations. The curriculum meets the educational requirements set forth by the Oklahoma State Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors.

100% Online Classes and you can complete your course work while you are working. The program and classes fit your schedule and are convenient to your life, you do not need to ever come to campus.

  • The classes are taught by licensed PLS in good standing.
  • The OSU-OKC program was one of the first to be designed for the online space with classes being instructed through online starting in 2010.

Job Facts:

Surveying and Mapping Technicians are among Oklahoma’s Top 100 Critical Occupations, with an average of 130 annual openings and median annual earnings of $45,850 with a high school diploma or equivalent Top 100 Critical Occupations – Oklahoma Works – Oklahoma Works. Industry partners prefer employees to have at least an associate degree in surveying. Surveyors with a bachelor’s degree earn an average of $60,900 annually with 60 new positions each year, according to the Oklahoma Long-Term Occupational Outlook, 2020-2030. ok-occupational-employment-projections-2020-s2030.pdf (

Online Surveying Technology A.A.S.

Those interested in pursuing an associate’s degree in surveying are required to complete the two-year program. Graduates are given the tools to be productive members of the workforce. 

  • Graduates will have completed 60 credit hours

Cost — Surveying Technology A.A.S.

Estimated total for two-year degree completion (includes tuition, fees and books): $17,500 (In State) $32,000 (Out of State)

Online Surveying Core Technical Certificate

OSU-OKC’s one-year certificate program is available to students pursuing certain designated courses. Graduates are given the tools to be productive members of the workforce.

  • Graduates will have completed 27 credit hours

Cost — Surveying Core Technical Certificate

Estimated total for one-year degree completion (includes tuition, fees and books): $7,900 (In State) $14,400 (Out of State)

CORE Curriculum for Land Surveyors

Elementary and Advanced Surveying

Minimum 15 hours

  • Fundamental Surveying (Leveling, Traversing, etc.)
  • Coordinate Geometry
  • Area Calculations
  • Earthwork Volume Calculations
  • Topographical Surveying
  • Horizontal Control Surveys Computations
  • Vertical Control Surveys and Computation
  • GPS
  • Photogrammetry
  • Route Surveying
  • Construction Staking
  • Roadway Design
  • Technical Projects

Boundary Surveying and Legal Principles

Minimum 6 hours

  • Legal Principles of Land Surveying
  • U.S. Public Land Survey System
  • Oklahoma State-Specific Laws
  • Evidence and Boundary Analysis

Mapping and Land Survey Systems

Minimum 6 hours

  • Computer-Aided Drafting
  • Subdivision drafting and design
  • Data Management and Analysis
  • Site or Land Use Planning
  • Cartography
  • GIS


With active support from the Oklahoma Society of Land Surveyors,  students have the opportunity to join OSU-OKC’s OSLS chapter and apply for one of the scholarships offered annually.

Enrollment & Graduation Data


Do I need to come to the campus for any of the classes in the program?

All of our coursework can be completed online without having to physically come to the campus.

What do I need to start the admission process?

In order to begin, you will need to apply for admission to the University and provide transcripts for all previous coursework. Your transcripts will be evaluated and equivalent courses will be given credit.

Do I need to start at any time or do I need to wait?

Courses are offered on a rotation but you can begin in any semester. Our courses are sequenced so that whichever semester you begin you will be able to complete the program in the shortest amount of time. We do offer classes in Fall, Spring, & Summer.

What type of degree could I get?

We offer an Associate of Applied Science and/or a Certificate (completion of core 27-hours) in Surveying Technology.

When do classes start?

Classes are offered in Fall, Spring, & Summer. 16-weeks Fall & Spring and 8-weeks over the Summer.

How much does it cost?

For Oklahoma Residents the cost of Tuition, Fees, and Books is about 13K for the 60 credit hour AAS degree, the Certificate would cost just under 6K.
For Non-Residents the cost of Tuition, Fees, and Books is about 28K for the 60 credit hour AAS degree, the Certificate would cost just under 13K.
Cost information can be found at the link.

What our surveying students learn.

  • Surveying fundamentals

  • Geodesy

  • Photogrammetry

  • Remote sensing

  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

  • Global Positioning System (GPS)

  • Computer-aided Design (CAD)

  • Least squares adjustments

  • Residential subdivision design

  • Route surveying

  • Legal principles focused on Public Land Survey System (PLSS)

Get Your Surveying Degree at OSU-OKC

Department Head, Surveying Technologies