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Ryan Hightower

Department Head, Surveying Technology

Ryan Hightower is a Licensed Professional Land Surveyor in the State of Oklahoma. He graduated from OSUā€“OKC with an AAS in Surveying Technology and a Bachelor of Science degree in Technology from Cameron University.

Mr. Hightower began working in the survey industry in 1998 and became licensed as a Professional Land Surveyor in Oklahoma in 2006. His skills and expertise include topographic and construction surveying, transportation, route, pipeline surveys, boundary resolution, records research and land title surveys.

Mr. Hightower joined the faculty at OSU-OKC in 2015 and has taught Surveying I, Advanced Surveying, Fundamentals of GPS, Route Surveying, Residential Subdivision Design, Photogrammetry, Applied Survey Computations, Fundamentals of GIS, Civil CAD I and the Fundamentals of Surveying Exam Review Course.


Department Head, Surveying Technologies
ETC 123
(405) 945-8615

Patty Webb

Division Administrative Assistant

Administrative Assistant
(405) 945-3220

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)