OUR MISSION

The mission of NISET is to educate the next generation of professional land surveyors in the United States and abroad by using the most current learning methods, providing rigorous instruction in all core areas of surveying knowledge, and providing hands-on practical experiences to all our students. Our Institute serves a diverse and geographically dispersed student population including working professionals and rural students.

WHY WE TEACH

NISET’s founding members, administration, and faculty created this unique program to create the next generation of land surveyors in the United States and abroad. The exponential changes in technology coupled with the shrinking number of licensed surveyors is creating angst in the profession. But with a pool of smart, educated, licensed surveyors, the future for our profession is bright!

WHAT WE TEACH

NISET is the only program in the United States where the only subjects offered are land surveying, geomatics, unmanned aerial systems, and other geospatial sciences. Our intense focus on a single subject allows us to hire the best surveyor-licensed faculty, provide the newest equipment on the market, and teach the geomatics-related disciplines like no other program. 

WHERE WE TEACH

NISET is an exclusively online Institute. Lectures, labs, assignments, and assessments are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Choose a variety of courses, enroll with the guidance of an online student advisor, and have instant access to your class’s professor by e-mail, instant message, or class discussion board.

HOW WE TEACH

NISET is an exclusively online Institute. Lectures, labs, assignments, and assessments are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Choose a variety of courses, enroll with the guidance of an online student advisor, and have instant access to your class’s professor by e-mail, instant message, or class discussion board.

FACULTY

Dr. Charles A. Nettleman, III

Director & Professor

Tony Nettleman is a Land Surveying Engineer and Attorney. He has held distinguished professorships at Texas A&M Corpus Christi, University of Florida, Florida Atlantic University, and Troy University. Tony currently teaches continuing education courses for attorneys and land surveyors, provides online test preparation modules to help land surveyors become licensed in all 50 states, and serves as an expert witness in boundary, easement, title and riparian disputes. He holds a BS, MS and PhD in geomatics and a law degree. Tony has helped over 100 land owners resolve land disputes. He lectures to thousands of professional surveyors, and has helped many people obtain their PLS licenses. Tony also publishes articles in peer-reviewed journals and professional trade magazines each year. He is licensed as a surveyor and attorney in Florida as well as a Texas and South Dakota professional surveyor. Tony can be contacted through www.CNettleman.net.

Walt G. Robillard

Professor

Walt Robillard specializes in land boundary disputes and has served as a consultant in boundary and land title disputes, both locally and internationally, ancient and modern. He holds a BSF degree from the New York State College of Forestry at Syracuse University, an MA degree in Public Administration from the University of Oklahoma, a Juris Doctor degree and an LLM Master of Laws degree from Atlanta Law School. He is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, Attorney at Law, and is a registered professional surveyor in Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, and holds honorary memberships in the states of Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Nevada, Michigan, Iowa, Oklahoma, North Carolina, and Vermont. Robillard’s vast experience, training and education as a forester, land surveyor and an attorney give him a unique perspective when analyzing field methods and legal issues, and he still performs much of his own field research and field work. His writings of college textbooks and legal research books are accepted by both the surveying and the legal professions, and he is a popular speaker and presenter on the lecture and continuing education circuits.

Evans Ralston

Professor

Evans Ralston is a licensed Professional Surveyor in North Carolina and New Mexico. After a career with Bank of America he entered surveying in 2000 and along the way earned surveying degrees from Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte, New Mexico State University, and Texas A&M – Corpus Christi. He has also participated in a PhD Geodesy program in Canada. He has worked for several North Carolina and New Mexico civil engineering firms. While practicing surveying, he has returned several times to teach both as an Associate Professor at NMSU and Instructor at Central Piedmont. He has contributed over 100 station recovery reports to the NGS, BLM and other agencies. He also has provided numerous OPUS shared solutions in helping to improve the next national hybrid geoid model, GEOID2022. Prior to surveying he earned a Master of Science degree in Finance and a degree in History. Always concerned with education, he served for a decade on the New Mexico Professional Surveyors Educational Foundation.

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