Geospatial Science & Technology (GIS/GPS/RS) Concentration

Geospatial Science & Technology (GIS/GPS/RS) Concentration

Students in the Geospatial Science & Technology concentration develop technical skills related to 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 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.

What You’ll Learn
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. Students gain hands-on experience through a variety of meaningful projects, including the development a new comprehensive plan for the county. See the current advising sheet for more details.

Credits Required: 62 hours

Credential Earned: Associate of Applied Science

Career Settings
Graduates with an Associate of Applied Science in Information Technology – Geospatial Studies will have the skills to obtain employment in a wide variety of fields including business, communications, government departments, health and human services, natural resources, transportation and utilities.

Potential Employers

  • City and state government agencies