AUBURN — The Center for Workforce and Professional Development at Central Maine Community College is partnering with area employers and service providers to recruit candidates interested in becoming qualified Land Surveyor Technicians.

The Survey Technician I course provides preparatory training for a nationally recognized Land Survey Technician certification. The 12-hour course is set for 5 p.m. on Thursdays from Nov. 30 through Dec. 21 at 1250 Turner St.

The course will cover the setup for surveying stations, sequence stationing, data collection, recording observed angles, recording distances, utilizing point coding, and taking survey notes. The course will also cover reading topographical maps, CAD software operations, and following safety guidelines in the field, according to a news release from Dwayne Conway, dean of workforce development.

Students who successfully complete the course will earn a digital Land Survey Technician micro credential signifying successful course completion and be empowered to earn a nationally recognized land survey technician certification through Certified Survey Technician. The average starting wage for a land surveyor in this region is $31,400, with opportunity for employment.

This program is funded by Maine Jobs and Recovery Program. The course materials and exam fee are also covered. Participants must be at least 18, possess a high school diploma, GED, or HiSet, and be a U.S. citizen and/or authorized to work in the U.S. A criminal background check may be required.

Additionally, candidates in MJRP-funded programs must be a dislocated, unemployed, or underemployed worker, or someone whose job has been adversely affected by COVID-19. Underemployed can be considered as working part-time but looking for full-time work or working in an occupation below one’s skillset. Candidates are only eligible to participate in one MJRP program being offered at any of the seven colleges in the Maine Community College System.

To register for the free program, visit

For more information, contact Central Maine Community College’s Center for Workforce & Professional Development at or 207-755-5280.


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