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COC land surveying program graduates first student

June 23, 2009
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Source: College of the Canyons
Posted: June 8, 2009 5:25 p.m.
POSTED June 8, 2009 10:10 p.m.

the-signal.com: As an engineering student at Ventura College, Joey Waltz didn't like the idea of working indoors. Fortunately, when a professor mentioned surveying as a career option during a civil engineering lecture, Waltz was paying attention.

"It sounded like a good major for me because it combines working outdoors with the technical challenges of engineering," said Waltz.

The 27-year-old Ventura resident quickly transferred to College of the Canyons the next semester and enrolled in the college's new land surveying program.

"I enjoyed the field exercises of the program the most," said Waltz. "We got a ton of hands-on time with the instruments and I learned a lot from them."

On June 5, Waltz will be the first to graduate from the program with an associate of science degree.

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