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GeeOddMike
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no affiliation nor pecuniary interest

too expensive for me

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MightyMoe
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$1200?

Did I read that correctly?

For a computer adjustment program course?

WOW!!!

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bundy
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StarNet-Certification-OLT (On Line Training) v9

 

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Norman Oklahoma
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The thing about paying real money for training is you pay attention and take great notes. The hands down best value in training I ever had was $800 spent on Michael McInnis' Trimble GPS training.   Sadly, for us, Michael has retired. 

16 hrs of training for $1200 bucks, or $75/hr.  Limited class size. Taught by 2 well qualified educators. PDHs at a good rate, I'd say. And if you come out of it having learned how to use StarNet effectively you will have transformed your way of surveying very much for the better. 

I've probably put in $12,000 worth of time learning StarNet by the trial and error method (pun intended) over the last 20 years and every minute has been worthwhile.  I'm still learning.

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NorthernSurveyor
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I see the two instructors hold themselves out as "Geomatics Technologists" .  What the heck is that? 

Not claiming they are not qualified, just never heard of that title before.  Seems like our profession is always trying to redefine our titles and qualifications.   

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British Columbia. More specifically, The British Columbia Institute of Technology, my alma mater. Graduates of that school, and others, with relevant work experience can join the Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of British Columbia, get certified as an Applied Science Technologist, and sign and stamp certain documents in accordance with the Applied Science Technologists and Technicians Act. Other provinces have similar acts.

It's a step below a survey license, but with more authority than the American LSIT/LSI.  I believe that a technician could sign and seal a mortgage location map, a foundation survey, or a topographic map, for example but not a boundary survey.  Keeping in mind that the standards for becoming a licensed surveyor are very high compared to what we have here in the states.

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Well, that makes sense.  Wasn't thinking Canadian.  Learn something new every day still.     Thanks for the information.  

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