Son-in-law wants to become a surveyor
Cincinnati State has had their 4 year surveying program approved recently and it is a fantastic practical vs theoretical program. I am a product of the theoretical education from a major university and didn't care for it. I have gotten graduates (and co-ops) out of this program and they come out knowing a lot more than I did about how to survey. This is one of only two bachelor degrees offered at this community college. Prices are better than a major university as well. The whole program is available online with some of the labwork being worked out locally somehow, I forget those details. Carol Morman is head of the department and has all the answers.
Fresno State has an excellent Geomatics Engineering 4 year residential BS with significant requirements for a well rounded Liberal Arts curriculum to graduate and a fast track summer internship program for those pursuing licensure. The killer is it's residential so it'll cost a bundle to send your kid there. It's been around for decades.
Oregon State University offers a 4 year BS in civil engineering which with a "geomatic engineer" emphasis that is sound schooling for entry into the workforce. The university also has MA/PhD program in surveying upon obtaining a BS, although an ABET approved BS degree from other colleges allows entry into their postgraduate program upon review. Again, it's killer expensive to send your kid to a residential college for 6-8 years for a PhD (although the last two years will be under a stipend) although if he/she's supersmart it could end up in a professorship/expert witness/author lucrative career. Or not.
Funny thing is I took an OSU surveying course in the early seventies when they were just a Forestry school and it was a lame brain class concerning basic trigonometry & field procedures. Never went back. Apparently they've upped their game in the last 50 years.