Professional Land Surveying (PLS), Certificate

This Professional  Land Surveying  certificate  is intended for professionals currently working in the land surveying field, who are seeking to become a registered Professional Land Surveyor in Massachusetts.  Competencies learned will be field measurement, survey calculations, evidence gathering and assessment, boundary determination, publication and presentation of final survey results, and the applicability of emerging technologies. 

The PLS certificate is designed to be completed in one academic year with students completing two (2) courses per semester. Students may opt to complete the certificate in a two-year period. Students will be allowed to transfer in one course towards the completion of the Professional Land Surveying certificate. 

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
Semester OneCredits
SURV1100 OVERVIEW OF SURVEYING TECHNOLOGY 3
SURV1200 SURVEYING MEASUREMENT I 4
 Credits7
Semester Two
SURV1500 LEGAL ASPECTS OF LAND SURVEYING I 3
SURV2200 SURVEYING MEASUREMENT II 4
 Credits7
Semester Three
SURV2250 MA. REGULATIONS AFFECTING SURVEYING PROFESSIONALS 3
SURV2500 LEGAL ASPECTS OF LAND SURVEYING II 3
 Credits6
 Total Credits20