Geospatial Technology (AAS)
Award: Associate of Applied Science Degree
No. of credits required: 60
For more information: Contact Assistant Professor Tamara Biegas, 443-412-2034, email@example.com; or Admissions, 443-412-2109.
The Geospatial Technology Program provides students with the skills, knowledge and hands-on experience to pursue a career in geospatial technology. The Geospatial Technology Program offers a comprehensive array of Geographic Information Systems, Remote Sensing, and Global Positioning Systems. Geospatial Technology can be applied in a variety of fields including, but not limited to Education, Public Safety, Local, State, and Federal Government, Banking, Health and Human Services, Transportation, Utilities, Natural Resources, Business, Manufacturing, and Telecommunication to make informed data driven decisions by analyzing geospatial data.
Upon completion of the Geospatial Technology program, students will be able to:
- Apply techniques and knowledge of Geospatial Information Systems (GIS), Global Positioning Systems, and Remote Sensing.
- Develop maps using GIS and remote sensing software to visualize geospatial data.
- Apply principles of geospatial technology through experiential learning with real world data in a laboratory setting, cooperative education, classroom discussions.
- Describe the design, management and implementation of a geospatial project.
- Evaluate, generate, manage, acquire, and process geospatial information.
- Demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills.
Students interested in transferring to a four-year institution should seek advising.
To satisfy the diversity requirement: Associate degree students must complete one 3-credit diversity course (D). It is recommended that students select one of the 3-credit (GB), (GH), (GI) course electives from those that also appear on the approved list of diversity course graduation requirements.
Recommended Course Sequence
|ENG 101||English Composition (GE)||3|
|CIS 102||Introduction to Information Sciences (GI)||3|
|MATH 101||College Algebra (GM)||3|
|GEOG 101||Physical Geography (GB)||3|
|GEOG 203||Fundamentals of Geospatial Technology||3|
|CMST 101||Speech Fundamentals (GI)||3|
|CIS 118||Introduction to Microsoft Access||3|
|MATH 216||Introduction to Statistics (GM)||4|
|GEOG 204||Introduction to Geographic Information Systems||4|
|Physical Education Elective||1|
|ENG 209||Technical Writing||3|
|GEOG 210||Remote Sensing and Global Positioning Systems||3|
|GEOG 220||Advanced Geospatial Information Systems||3|
|Arts/Humanities Elective (GH)||3|
|GEOG 230||Geospatial Project||4|
|Biological/Physical Lab Science Elective (GL)||4|
|CADD 101||Introduction to CADD||3|
|CIS 111||Programming I: C/C++||4|
|CIS 115||Fundamentals of Programming||3|
|CIS 229||Python Programming Language||4|
|CMST 106||Business & Professional Speech||3|
|GEOG 102||Human Geography (GB) (D)||3|
|ENV 111||Introduction to Environmental Science (GS)||3|
|ENV 112||Environmental Science Laboratory (GL)||1|
|MATH 203||Calculus I (GM)||4|
|GEOG 283||Geography Internship||3|
General Education Degree Requirements
Note: The following codes identify courses which satisfy the General Education Degree Requirements:
Behavioral/Social Science (GB)
English Composition (GE)
Interdisciplinary and Emerging Issues (GI)
Biological/Physical Laboratory Science (GL)
Biological/Physical Science (GS)