Fairmont State Introduces New Bachelor of Science Degree in Surveying and Geomatics Engineering Technology
The Fairmont State University College of Science and Technology has announced it will offer a new dual Bachelor of Science Degree in Surveying and Geomatics Engineering Technology, consisting of 120 credit hours of hands-on and applied knowledge in surveying and geomatics, general studies and technical electives. Students enrolled in the program will complete courses in technology, engineering, natural and social sciences and humanities.
“The dual Bachelor of Science degree in Surveying and Geomatics Engineering Technology is a perfect example of how Fairmont State continues to serve the needs of both students and the region,” Mirta M. Martin, President of Fairmont State University, said. “This program funnels our abundant, home-grown talent into high-demand fields right here in the region.”
Upon graduation, students will have opportunities to enter careers in land and boundary surveying, geographic information systems, engineering and construction project surveying, photogrammetry, mapping and geodesy, remote sensing and other related fields.
“West Virginia’s surveying industry has a great need for licensed surveyors,” said Tabitha Lafferre, Fairmont State Surveying and Geomatics Engineering Technology Program Coordinator. “This program will be an asset to both Fairmont State University as well as the State of West Virginia.”
The program was developed in collaboration with local industry professionals, surveyors and Fairmont State Engineering Technology Industrial Advisory Committee members. This unique program will become the only Surveying and Geomatics Engineering Technology program in the state accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.
“The development of the Surveying and Geomatics degree became a labor of love for our faculty, and we are extremely thankful for the business and industry support for this degree program,” said Dr. Anthony Gilberti, Fairmont State Engineering Technology Department Chair. “This degree will provide good paying and professional careers to graduates, and it will help to strengthen the construction and engineering industries within West Virginia.”
Program applications are now being accepted for spring 2021. For further information contact Tabitha Lafferre, Tabitha.Lafferre@fairmontstate.edu.Fairmont State University College of Science and TechnologySurveying and Geomatics Engineering TechnologyTabitha LafferreDr. Anthony Gilberti