Geospatial Technology (9680)

The Geospatial Technology Associate of Applied Science degree is designed to prepare students for careers in geospatial technology, including GIS technician positions in government and private industry. The geospatial industry includes jobs in geographic information systems (GIS), remote sensing, location positioning, geospatial intelligence, mapping, and related areas.   Geospatial technology is recognized by the U.S. Department of Labor as a high-growth career field, and this program will prepare students to enter the geospatial industry.

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredit Hours
ENGL 1110
English Composition I (A) 1
or English Composition I (B)
3
FYEX 1000 First Year Experience 1
GEOG 1400 Mapping Technologies 3
GEOG 1500 Introduction to Geography 3
GEOG 1550
Physical and Environmental Geography
or Earth Science
3
ITIS 1005 Computer Essentials 3
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
ENGL 1120
English Composition II
or English Composition II-Technical Focus
3
GEOG 1600 World Regional Geography 3
GEOG 1700 Map Design and Interpretation 3
ITIS 1520 Microsoft Office Excel: Skills and Techniques 3
MATH 1550 Statistics 4
 Credit Hours16
Third Semester
COMM 1000
Effective Public Speaking
or Effective Interpersonal Communications
or Technical Communications
3
GEOG 2700 Geographic Information Science 3
ITCS 1010 Programming Logic 3
POLS 1300
U.S. National Government
or State and Local Government
3
Select course(s) from the Technical Electives list 3
 Credit Hours15
Fourth Semester
GEOG 2710 Spatial Data Acquisition and Management 3
GEOG 2730 Remote Sensing 3
GEOG 2780 Internship and Seminar in Geospatial Technology 2
Select course(s) from the Arts and Humanities Electives list 3
Select course(s) from the Technical Electives list 4
 Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours62
1

English course selection is based on placement test results (ENGL 1111 English Composition I (B) is 4 credits, only 3 credits apply to the degree).

Technical course
This course is designated as a technical course in the program. Students must earn a "C" grade or higher in the course to fulfill the college's graduation requirements policy.

Electives

Course Title Credit Hours
Technical Electives
CADT 1100Introduction to AutoCAD 3
CADT 1500Advanced AutoCAD 3
CADT 2100Introduction to SolidWorks 3
CIVT 1012Reading Construction Drawings 1
CIVT 2111Surveying I 2
GEOG 2720Web Mapping and Programming for GIS 1
GEOG 2750Spatial Analysis and Modeling 3
GRDS 1375Computer Graphics AI, ID and PS 3
ITCS 1105Web Programming I 3
ITCS 1820Java Programming I 3
ITCS 1870Python Programming I 3
ITDB 1400Introduction to SQL 2
ITDB 1405Oracle PL/SQL Programming 2
ITIS 1007Principles of Information Technology and Computer Science 3
ITIS 1100Internet: Services, Tools and Web Page Creation 2
ITIS 1108Using an HTML Editor 2
ITIS 1115Internet Technologies and Concepts 2
ITIS 1130Introduction to Web Design 1
ITIS 1510Microsoft Office Word: Skills and Techniques 3
ITIS 1530Microsoft Office Access: Skills and Techniques 3
ITIS 1540Microsoft Office PowerPoint: Skills and Techniques 2
ITON 1070Operating Systems: Skills and Techniques 1
ITON 1205Network+ and Networking Essentials 2
ITON 1610Wireless Communications and Networking 2
PHOT 1105Basic Photography - Digital 3
Arts and Humanities
ARTS 1120Art Appreciation3
ARTS 2220Survey of Art I3
ARTS 2230Survey of Art II3
ENGL 2250Survey of American Literature I3
ENGL 2260Survey of American Literature II3
ENGL 2280Survey of British Literature I3
ENGL 2290Survey of British Literature II3
HUMX 1100Introduction to Humanities3
HUMX 1200The American Experience in the Arts3
MUSC 1200Music Appreciation3
MUSC 1215World Music3
MUSC 1800Popular Music: Rock, Jazz, Country, and Hip-Hop3
MUSC 2200Music History and Literature I3
MUSC 2250Music History and Literature II3
PHIL 1500Introduction to Philosophy3
PHIL 2000Comparative Religion3
PHOT 1000History of Photography3