A surveyor is one who has the ability to use mathematics as a means to visualize objects, measure distances, sizes, and other abstract forms. They have to work with precision and accuracy because mistakes can be costly. Information obtained by Surveyors can be used to design various types of public work projects as well as private construction projects. Surveyors may measure elevation and distance for preparation of topographic maps showing characteristics of the land surface, boundaries of tracts of land and prepare legal descriptions of property.
|Length||4 year program (8000 on the job hours)|
|Starting wage||Based upon contract|
|Benefits for Apprentices||Medical, dental and vision care for worker and dependants,|
pension, annuity, and vacation immediately
|Education prerequisites||High School Graduate, GED or equivalent|
|Physical requirements||Must be able to perform physical tasks|
and activities related to trade
|Additional requirements||Valid and current California Driver License|
read, write & speak English language in order to
comprehend instructions on the job and in related
training classes; legally employable in United States.
|Written or oral entry exams||Must score 80% on entrance exam, pass|
an oral interview and attend a mandatory
|Subjects studied by Apprentices||Surveying|
Contact: Northern California Surveyors Joint Apprenticeship Committee (NCSJAC) Locations throughout Northern California Joan Thornton.
Applications: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis and will hold your application until we open for orientation and testing Contact NCSJAC directly.
How do new apprentices get their first job? Applicants are placed on a list. When new apprentices are needed, applicants are taken from the top of the list.
Additional information: Covers the 46 counties of Northern California.