Geospatial Technology (9680)

The Geospatial Technology Associate of Applied Science degree is designed to prepare students for careers in geospatial technology or for transfer to a bachelor-degree granting program in geospatial technology or a related field of study. The geospatial technology sector includes positions in geographic information systems (GIS), remote sensing, location analytics, 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)
FYEX 1000 First Year Experience 1
GEOG 1400 Mapping Technologies 3
GEOG 1500 Introduction to Geography 3
GEOG 1700 Map Design and Interpretation 3
ITIS 1005 Computer Essentials 3
 Credit Hours16
Second Semester
ENGL 1120
English Composition II
or English Composition II-Technical Focus
GEOG 1600 World Regional Geography 3
GEOG 2700 Geographic Information Science 3
ITIS 1520 Microsoft Office Excel: Skills and Techniques 3
MATH 1550 Statistics (A) 4
 Credit Hours16
Third Semester
COMM 1000
Effective Public Speaking
or Effective Interpersonal Communications
or Technical Communications
GEOG 1550
Physical and Environmental Geography
or Earth Science
GEOG 2710 Spatial Data Acquisition and Management 3
ITCS 1010 Programming Logic 3
Select course(s) from the Technical Electives list 3
 Credit Hours15
Fourth Semester
GEOG 2730 Remote Sensing 3
GEOG 2780 Internship and Seminar in Geospatial Technology 2
POLS 1300
U.S. National Government
or State and Local Government
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

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.


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 1740Introduction to sUAS 3
GEOG 2740sUAS Flight and Planning 3
GEOG 2750Spatial Analysis and Modeling 3
GRDS 1375Computer Graphics AI, ID and PS 3
ITCS 1870Python Programming I 3
ITCS 1880Programming for Data Analytics 3
ITDB 1401SQL Programming and Database Design 3
ITDB 1405Oracle PL/SQL Programming 2
ITIS 1007Principles of Information Technology and Computer Science 3
ITON 1070Operating Systems: Skills and Techniques 1
ITON 1205Network+ and Networking Essentials 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
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