Surveying, Mapping, and Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Technology

Drones, maps, lasers, GPS, and Computers – it doesn’t get much better than that!

Learn how these technologies come together to map the Earth, save lives, and analyze our environment. Students will gain hands-on experience with the technologies that are mapping our world.

  • Explore the latest state-of-the-art hardware, from drones, GPS, and Laser Total Stations to the latest mapping and 3D software.
  • Work with the same tools used every day by surveyors, urban planners, archaeologists, construction managers, police, and countless other professionals.
  • Includes preparation and exam fee for FAA Remote Pilot Certification.
  • Opportunity for paid internship following successful completion of program.
  • No textbooks required for this class.
Registration Information

SUR 2096-001

CRN: 84080

Dates and Time

  • February 6 – April 30
  • Tuesday & Thursday 3:00 – 5:50 p.m.


CNM Advanced Technology Center, Room 130 (Map)
4700 Alameda Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, NM  87113

Career Pathways Covered
Surveying and Technicians Civil Engineer GIS Analyst Photogrammetry
Entry Level Salary $26,060 $52,900 $45,450 $39,470
Average Salary $44,800 $87,940 $74,260 $61,880
Education Required None/Job Training Degree Degree Certificate/Degree


Source: New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions and U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics



Complete the online admissions process by going to Be sure to select Dual Credit as your application type and you won’t be charged for tuition or registration fees.