Land Surveying (PLS) Professional 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 program is designed to be completed in one academic year when students complete 2 courses per semester. Students may opt to complete the program over a two-year period.

Students are allowed to transfer in one course in the PLS program.

Professional Land Surveying (PLS)

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