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ETSU Surveying Program

Monday, November 26, 2018   (0 Comments)
Posted by: David Ingram
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ETSU’s Surveying Program is using the five Leica total stations and data collectors, valued at $73,000, to provide more hands-on learning opportunities for students in introductory to advanced-level courses.

From left: Mr. Tim Johnson, Dr. Marian Young,
Bryce Keylon, Philip Chipley, William Green,
and Dr. Jinseok Hong

"At Transit and Level Clinic, Inc. we care about giving back to the industry and we value the importance of quality education in developing the next generation of surveyors,” said Charles W. Lawley III, (Bucky) from Transit and Level. “ETSU's record speaks for itself - they are highly effective at providing quality education and promoting the land surveying profession,” Lawley added that he is proud to work alongside partner, Leica Geosystems, to support equipment needs and to build relationships with ETSU surveying students, who are the future of the profession.


Transit and Level offers repairs and sales of various surveying instrument and has offices in South Carolina, North Carolina, and Tennessee.

ETSU offers a bachelor of science in surveying and mapping. It is the only B.S. degree program for surveying in the state of Tennessee accredited by the Applied and Natural Science Accreditation Commission (ANSAC) of ABET.  Because of the Academic Common Market, the program is available to on-campus students from six states at in-state tuition rates. More than 75 percent of the required courses are offered online for distance students via the use of hybrid classes.


JOHNSON CITY – A significant donation of survey equipment from Transit and Level Clinic, Inc. in Cary, North Carolina, is already being put to use by students at East Tennessee State University.

Students in the Introduction to Surveying (SURV 1550), fall 2018 class, performing a topographic survey with the equipment donated by Transit and Level Clinic, Inc.

For more information about the surveying program at ETSU, visit