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Students graduating with the A.A.S. degree are recommended to take the Fundamentals of Surveying (FS) exam soon after graduation. Passing the FS exam earns a professional license as a surveyor intern (SI). After receiving board-approved experience while working in the surveying industry, individuals are allowed to take the Principles and Practice of Surveying (PPS) exam. Passing the PPS exam is the final step in the process of becoming a professional surveyor (PS).


Many graduates are employed as surveyors with the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department, U.S. Corps of Engineers, or private companies. After gaining surveying experience and passing the Principles and Practice of Surveying Exam, some graduates start their own surveying businesses.


  • Students required to take remedial courses must follow the UACCM Student Success Plan.
  • Take classes when offered as some classes are only offered certain semesters.
  • Plan electives early to ensure completion of courses within the desired time frame.



Students should complete Introduction to Computers, math requirement, Introduction to CAD and Surveying Software, Plane Surveying, and Calculator Solutions during the first semester after completing remedial courses.

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