Program Accreditation

The Geomatics Program (surveying option) is accredited by the Applied and Natural Science Accreditation Commission (ANSAC) of ABET, Inc., ABET is a specialized accrediting board recognized by the Council for Higher Education and/or the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education.

Program Mission

The mission of the Geomatics-Surveying Option, a Bachelor of Science degree program, is to provide students with fundamental knowledge and skills in the geomatics discipline. The Surveying Option prepares students to pass the Fundamentals of Surveying (FS) examination and pursue licensure as a registered Professional Land Surveyor (PLS). All students learn the professional responsibility of protecting the health, safety and welfare of the public, and become aware of global and cultural issues.

Program Educational Objectives

Program educational objectives are statements that describe the expected accomplishments of graduates during the first few years after graduation--usually three to five years. These objectives are consistent with the mission of the program and the institution. The program educational objectives of the Surveying Option are to:

  • Acquire the ability to obtain professional licensure and/or certifications in the geospatial industry.
  • Advance in the geospatial industry during their career by becoming involved in local, state, national, or international organizations.
  • Obtain industry positions requiring increased responsibility.
  • Assume responsibility for lifelong learning in professional and personal development.
  • Demonstrate readiness for graduate education and/or advanced technical education.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

The student learning outcomes for the Surveying Option are:

  1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve broadly-defined technical or scienctific problems by applying kowledge of mathematics and science and/or technical topics to areas relevant to the discipline.
  2. An ability to formulate or design a system, process, procedure or program to meet desired needs.
  3. An ability to develop and conduct experiments or test hypotheses, analyze and interpret data and use scientific judgment to draw conclusions. 
  4. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  5. An ability to understand ethical and professional responsibilities and the impact of technical and/or scientific solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
  6. An ability to function effectively on teams that establish goals, plan tasks, meet deadlines, and analyze risk and uncertainty.

Summary of Program Student Learning Outcomes

The Geomatics faculty formally assess the student learning outcomes summarized in the annual program assessment report. Additional details can be found in department assessment records.

Program Curriculum Map

The curriculum map for the Geomatics program can be found on the catalog web page on the Oregon Tech website,


Jack Walker
Jack Walker
Department Chair

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