Program Description

The curriculum prepares students to apply entry level workplace geospatial competencies to solve industry specific problems in Technician/Technologist geospatial (GST) occupations. Job functions would include geospatial data entry, preparing maps using a GIS, interpret aerial photographs, and maintain GIS databases.

An occupational skills certificate is awarded upon completion of all required courses with a grade of C or better.

Program Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate appropriate fluency of basic geospatial data entry, digitization and conversion, and geospatial data building, modeling, or analysis.
  2. Perform analysis of geospatial data to identify spatial relationships or display results of analyses, using maps, graphs, or tabular data.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate through the design or preparation of graphic representations of Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
  4. Maintain or modify existing Geographic Information Systems (GIS) databases.

Requirements for the Occupational Skills Certificate

Required Units: 12

Required Courses

Recommended sequence:

  • GEOG 011 – Introduction to Geographic Information Systems and Techniques, with Lab (3)
  • GEOG 012 – Map Interpretation and Spatial Analysis (3)
  • GEOG 013 – Data Acquisition & Management (3)
  • GEOG 014 – Cartographic Design (3)

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