Oregon Institute of Technology

NCEES Surveying Education Award $25,000 winner

College of Engineering, Technology, and Management

Geomatics Program

Program’s Mission Statement

Primary Learning Objective:
The primary learning objective of the Oregon Tech Geomatics Department programs is to enable students to “Acquire the ability to obtain professional licensure and/or certifications in the geospatial industry.”

Oregon Tech Geomatics Department Education 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:

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

How will your program use the prize money to engage your students with other professionals, introduce them to both historical and new technology, and promote licensure? 

  • Funding will be used for students to attend regional and state surveying conferences.
  • Funding will be used to replace some of our older technology such as data collectors with newer technology and acquire updated GNSS receivers.
  • Funding will continue to be used for advertising so working professionals will know that Oregon Tech now has a fully online surveying program which meets state licensure requirements. Funding will also support summer recruiting camps.
  • Funding will be used to revise and update the department web site, which badly needs a facelift.