What High School Subjects Are Required To Become A Surveyor?


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Oddman Profile
Oddman answered
This site suggests algebra, geometry, trigonometry, drafting, mechanical drawing, and computer science. I suggest geography and/or social studies, too, and any courses or extra-curricular activities that will give you an exposure to maps or orienteering. If you are planning a career surveying in a particular area, I suggest a strong dose of local history, as well. All US states require land surveyors to be licensed.

Now, most surveyors need a bachelor’s degree. A number of universities offer bachelor’s degree programs in surveying, and many community colleges, technical institutes, and vocational schools offer 1-, 2-, and 3-year programs in surveying or surveying technology.

Most cartographic and photogrammetric technicians also have specialized postsecondary education. High school students interested in surveying and cartography should take courses in algebra, geometry, trigonometry, drafting, mechanical drawing, and computer science.
YATHI RAJU answered
After High school study  at + 2 level  you must study,algebra, geometry, trigonometry, drafting, mechanical drawing, and computer science. These r all available in vocational courses or poly technique diploma courses.
Cheryle Masters Profile
Cheryle Masters answered
Math, Mechanical Drawing, Science and English.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
English, pure mathematics and physics.
Oddman Profile
Oddman answered
The job of quantity surveyor is one of project management, contract management, and cost estimation and control. It requires an understanding of the mathematics of construction and a familiarity with contract language and construction processes and complexities. I suggest you be sure to take
  - math, all you can get
  - English (or whatever your chosen language is), literature, debate (or rhetoric), for a familiarity and understanding of language (and the necessity for precision of thought and expression)
  - drafting, shop, or other "hands-on" trades courses (Sometimes these are not offered to "college-bound" students. It doesn't hurt to ask.)
  - music, art, theater, biology, ecology, social studies, history and any other courses that give you an understanding and appreciation for complex systems and the ways parts of systems interact (Play production involves direct experience in many of the aspects of the quantity surveyor's job.)
  - science (or geography or geology), to get an understanding of the ground on which construction is done

I recommend for outside reading that you investigate the books written by Dr. Eliyahu Goldratt on the various aspects of the Theory of Constraints and its applications, especially critical chain project management (CCPM). His business novel, The Goal, is a good place to start. It is easily understood by a high school student.

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