The land surveying minor (reference number 405) will provide the student with the basic knowledge and skills needed to accomplish land surveying tasks for entry-level employment. These tasks include boundary surveys, topographic mapping, leveling, stakeouts, traversing, field note taking, distance and angle measurements, plus proper techniques and use of surveying equipment (total stations, theodolites, EDMs, and levels).
Kentucky State Board reviews its requirements for licensure as a land surveyor. As those requirements change, the requirements for the minor in Land Surveying may also be changed. Contact Prof. Gallagher for the latest information or see the Kentucky Board of Engineers and Surveyors at http://kyboels.ky.gov/Pages/default.aspx.
Post-graduate students with baccalaureate degrees in majors other than civil engineering, mining or agricultural engineering may obtain a Certificate in Land Surveying in order to pursue licensure as a professional surveyor in the state of Kentucky by completing the following courses: (26 hours)
AMS 163 3 hours, Architectural Drafting
CE 160 3 hours, Principles of Surveying
CE 161 1 hour, Principles of Surveying Lab
CE 378 3 hours, Route Surveying
CE 379 1 hour, Route Surveying Lab
CE 380 3 hours, Boundary Surveying
CE 381 1 hour, Boundary Surveying Lab
GEOG 316 4 hours, Fundamentals of GIS
GEOG 317* 3 hours, Geographical Information Systems
GEOG 414 4 hours, Remote Sensing Fundamentals
*GEOG 318 for engineers may be taken instead of GEOG 317.
Many of these minor courses also can be used to obtain a minor or certificate in GIS through the WKU Geography/Geology Department at http://www.wku.edu/gis/