A recent donation of surveying equipment from two donors will give Doña Ana Community College (DACC) Civil/Survey students hands-on experience in new technology.
Kery Greiner, a Professional Land Surveyor from Las Cruces, and John Haynes, a Professional Engineer from Gallup, New Mexico, recently donated equipment to the DACC Drafting and Design Technologies Department (DADT) Program. The donated equipment includes three stations used to measure distances and angles with high precision.
“The Civil/Survey Technology Program continues to grow, with the support from the community, such as these donations,” said DADT Assistant Professor Eugene Hernandez. “This technology will help students develop needed skills called for by the surveying industry and will help provide students with a seamless transition to either the workforce or higher education,”
The donations will be used in DACC Civil Survey Technology Program classes to provide students training to gain employment in the civil engineering drafting, surveying, GIS and land development drafting industries. The program is part of DADT, which includes numerous associate of applied science degrees and certificate programs.
“The degrees and certificates in this program provide students with job options in several fields,” said Architecture and Construction Technologies Department Chair Chipper Moore. “Students having access to this equipment is vital to the development of our proposed Surveying Technology option.”
The proposed Surveying Technology option will create a transfer pathway for students from DACC to the New Mexico State University (NMSU) Geomatics Program. The pathway to the Geomatics program is one of two transfer options for students. Civil/Survey Technology also prepares students for transfer into the NMSU Civil Engineering Technology Program.
For more information about the Community College Civil/Survey Technology program, or the proposed Surveying Technology option, contact Hernandez at: firstname.lastname@example.org