Division Office: Science Technology Bldg, 208
Program Coordinator: David Gann, 816.604.2336
Administrative Asst: Jill Croy, 816.604.2510
Division Chair: Janet Wyatt, 816.604.2625
If you have never been an MCC student, you will need to apply to MCC (Application for Admission) The application must be filled out online. It takes about 24 hours to be recognized by our system after submission. Transcripts showing any previous college credit should be ordered and sent to MCC.
If you have taken classes at MCC within the last two years, your application and information should still be in the system. If it has been longer than two years, you will need to fill out a new application. If you have already earned a college degree, indicate it on your application.
For the AAS degree or certificate, start with the math prerequisite. Depending on your math background, you may have to take a few semesters of math before taking the SRVY courses.
The first surveying course, Elementary Surveying, SRVY 135, requires one of three math options that include trigonometry or precalculus. If you already have these math skills, you may take the trigonometry placement test (call 816.672.2510). (Study topics are available.)
You should also check the rotation of land survey classes. Not all classes are offered every semester and you must have Elementary Surveying before you can enroll in other SRVY classes.
Of course, you'll take much more math with the Associate in Engineering degree.
Although much of the equipment used in land surveying does calculations automatically, it is important you know how to do the math manually. The success rate for students with weak math backgrounds is low. Also, a strong math understanding is necessary to pass the LSIT exam. SRVY 135 teaches land surveying from a "pen and paper" standpoint.
Most courses required for the AAS in Land Surveying can be completed within two years. However, because some of the SRVY courses rotate, there is often a lag period before the last courses can be completed.?
Most of our students are already in the field. They are either earning the 12 hours of SRVY credit that it takes to qualify to take the LSIT (Missouri) or they are pursuing the 60 hours required in Kansas. Even though you may have been surveying for years, you'll still need the math prerequisite or a satisfactory score on the trigonometry placement test.
Instructor approval is required. Occasionally an instructor will allow this, depending on your background.
This is called "credit by exam." There is an upfront fee of one half the price of the course that is non-refundable. The exam is given pass/fail and is comprehensive, based on the content of SRVY 135. Again, math skills are extremely important.
Some of the personal characteristics needed in this field:
Upon completion of the associate's degree, you will be able to: