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First to Offer Introduction to Surveying Online

Posted on Mar 15, 2017

Northern Lakes College is proud to announce they will be delivering Canada’s only online Introduction to Surveying program. This foundational level program will make surveying a career choice regardless of where one is living.

For those without prior surveying experience, the Introduction to Surveying program will provide a solid foundation of survey theory and the confidence to perform routine survey tasks. Upon completion students will be well prepared for entry level positions where they can continue to expand their knowledge of surveying as a member of a survey crew. The majority of the program is delivered online and finishes with a one-week hands-on field experience course, making it accessible from anywhere in western Canada or beyond.

“Northern Lakes College is well suited to effectively deliver this training,” said Cherie Friesen, Chair, Resource Technology Programs. “People who are employed but looking to further their education, or those unemployed seeking to find employment in this field, will both find learning options that will meet their needs. The program can be taken on a part-time or full-time basis.”

The Introduction to Surveying program would complement the existing Survey Theory and Calculations program, providing a program offering that effectively combines a theoretical foundation with practical skills exposure.  The existing Survey Theory and Calculations program serves individuals already employed with survey companies; the Introduction to Surveying program is geared for individuals exploring the possibility of seeking employment with a survey company.

Graduates of the Introduction to Surveying Program will have the necessary skills and knowledge to enter the surveying industry or continue into the Survey Theory & Calculations program. Advanced credit in the Survey Theory & Calculations program is available upon completion of this program. “Individuals that will benefit from the introduction to surveying program are high school students, recent high school graduates, career seekers and anyone looking to better understand the basics of surveying,” stated Friesen.