Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City

Academic Advisor


Anthony Cavazos
Academic Advisor
ETC Room 123A
(405) 945-3215


STEM Scholarship Application



Ryan K. Hightower, PLS
Surveying Technology
(405) 945-8615


Terry Clinefelter
Department Head,
Construction Technologies
ETC 221J
(405) 945-3362

Surveying Technology

Thank you for your interest in the Surveying program at OSU-Oklahoma City! Graduates can earn the comprehensive two-year Associate of Applied Science in Surveying Technology degree on campus and online. It is an excellent choice for anyone wishing to pursue or advance a career in surveying.


OSU-OKC’s surveying program is a well-rounded, practical surveying education balancing theory and practical application. Graduates have a strong foundation, and the knowledge and skills to be productive surveyors when they enter the field.


Students are educated in the many facets of surveying including:

  • surveying fundamentals
  • geodesy
  • photogrammetry
  • remote sensing
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Global Positioning System (GPS)
  • Computer-aided Design (CAD)
  • least squares adjustments
  • residential subdivision design
  • route surveying
  • legal principles focused on Public Land Survey System (PLSS)

With active support from the Oklahoma Society of Land Surveyors, students have the opportunity to join OSU-OKC’s OSLS chapter and apply for one of the scholarships offered annually. Students that are active members of the on-campus chapter can attend the annual conference free of charge (some restrictions may apply).


Please take time to watch the video “Measuring the World Around Us – a High Tech Career in Surveying,” (below) and to visit the OSLS website to look at the links for more information on the variety of career paths available.

For more information contact:

Ryan Hightower
Department Head, Construction Technologies
ETC 221D
(405) 945-8615