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.
- Demonstrate appropriate fluency of basic geospatial data entry, digitization and conversion, and geospatial data building, modeling, or analysis.
- Perform analysis of geospatial data to identify spatial relationships or display results of analyses, using maps, graphs, or tabular data.
- Demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate through the design or preparation of graphic representations of Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
- Maintain or modify existing Geographic Information Systems (GIS) databases.
Requirements for the Occupational Skills Certificate
Required Units: 12
- 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)