Geospatial Science and Technology

Program Description:

The Mountwest Community & Technical College offers the student the opportunity to work with and develop technical skills with image and image-processing software products.  The application of satellite imaging, aerial photography, remote sensing, and geographical information systems is a large growth area with application to many career fields where image enhancement and data analysis can be used in decision making situations.  The geospatial worker should possess basic skills in the manipulation of existing GIS software, problem identification and solving; mastery of analytic geospatial tools; and critical topics in the fields of computer science, mathematics and statistics, and information technology.

The geospatial workforce must be capable of dealing with a continuing pattern of rapid change, as well as with the substantial challenge of adapting existing knowledge and tools to uses in a variety of new, complex situations.  Above-average knowledge of computer and information science, as well as the ability to spend their careers in near-continuous learning mode, become critical characteristics at nearly all levels of the future geospatial workforce.

REQUIRED COURSES for the Academic Year 2014-2015
(Suggested Sequence)

Course Course Title Hours
  Written Communication1 3
IT 101/102 Fundamentals of Computers2 (EDGE) 3
IT 120 Network Operting Systems 4
IT 160 Geographic Information System Concepts 3
IT 250 Applications to Databases3,4 3
     
COM 112 Oral Communication5 3
IT 165 Concepts Spatial Analysis & 3D Modeling6 3
IT 221 Advanced Operating Systems7,8 3
IT 270 Computer Essentials and Applications3 4
  Approved Math Elective9  
     
IT 210 Networking Administration I4,10,11 3
IT 211 Networking Administration II4,11,12 3
IT 216 Networking Administration III4,11 3
IT 217 Networking Administration IV4,11 3
IT 260 Integration of GIS and RS Systems6 3
     
ENL 231 Technical Report Writing13 3
IT 266 Image Web Server Development5 3
IT 277 Management Information Systems14 3
IT 299 Information Technology Internship15 3
  Approved IT Elective16 3

1    ENL 111 has a prerequisite of ENL 095 or placement in 100-level English, and REA 098 or
       placement in 100-level reading.
2     IT 101 or IT 102 will meet the Fundamentals of Computers requirement.
3     IT 250 and IT 270 have a prerequisite of IT 101 or IT 102.
4     IT 210, IT 211, IT 216, IT 217, and IT 250 are offered fall semesters only.
5    COM 112 has a prerequisite of REA 098, or placement in 100-level reading.
6     IT 165, IT 260 and IT 266 have a prerequisite of IT 160.
7     IT 221 has a prerequisite of IT 120 or IT 131.
8     IT 221 is offered spring semesters only.
9    Approved Math electives are MAT 145, MAT 146, MAT 205 and MAT 215 (select one based on
       program track-see advisor).
10  IT 210 has a prerequisite of IT 120.
11  Networking Administration classes IT 210, IT 211, IT 216 and IT 217 must be taken concurrently.
      These classes cannot be taken individually.
12  IT 211 has a prerequisite of IT 210, IT 216, and IT 217.
13  ENL 231 has a prerequisite of COM 111 or ENL 111.
14  IT 277 must be taken in last semester or with permission.
15  Permission of Program Coordinator/Dean is required in order to enroll in IT 299.
16  Choose from any of the following: IT 107, IT 110, IT 115, IT 131, IT 141, IT 150, IT 171, IT 212,
       IT 213, IT 215, IT 219, IT 222, IT 223, IT 224, IT 225, IT 226, IT 227, IT 230, IT 231, IT 240,
       IT 241, IT 242, IT 245, IT 255, IT 268, IT 269, IT 270, IT 272, IT 276, IT 278, IT 279.

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