— The Arkansas Land Surveors graduate certificate program has become an increasingly popular option for prospective land surveyor candidates.
The Arkansas Land Surveyors program is the largest land surveyoring program in the nation, according to the American Association of Land Surveyor Professionals.
It was founded in 1891.
Its graduates can expect to work in fields like mining, mining engineering, and surveying oil and gas.
It is the only program in Arkansas that offers a land survey or drilling certificate, according the APA.
“Our graduates are highly qualified for positions in mining, oil and natural gas extraction, drilling and surveilling,” APA president Bill Tannenbaum said in a statement.
“This program has been a significant factor in our national workforce and is an excellent addition to our land survey industry.”
Tannenbeums statement came after the APS issued a statement that stated the land survey program has helped “provide thousands of graduates with valuable job skills, knowledge and experience.”
The land survey certificate program provides graduates with the necessary education to enter the land surveying industry.
Students need to have completed at least six years of college, or a four-year degree in surveying, geology, geophysics, or geophotography.APS said land survey graduates are now working in all of the state’s mining, engineering, mining construction, and oil and water extraction fields.
The program also trains land surveyOR surveyors.
Land Surveyors graduates can earn a bachelor’s degree in mining engineering and land survey OR geology and oil or water extraction, or associate’s degree.
They also can earn bachelor’s degrees in geophysis, oil or gas extraction or mining engineering.APT is a partnership of the U.S. Geological Survey, the Department of Labor and the American College of Surgeons.