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GIS/Geospatial Technology

GIS/Geospatial Technology

This program is available at the Beavercreek location.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs for individuals with geospatial technology skills are expected to grow 10 to 20 percent over the next decade.  It is a high-technology field with the significant job growth occurring in both the public and private sectors.  Career areas include photogrammetry, cartography, geographical information systems, global positioning systems, and remote sensing.

Embedded Certificate
This degree program contains one or more embedded certificates which will automatically be awarded if the certificate requirements are met unless the student contacts Records and Registration and indicates he/she does not wish to have the certificate credential awarded.

Career Information

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Outcomes and Curriculum

Upon completion of an Associate of Applied Science degree in Geospatial Technology, a graduate will be able to:

  • Acquire geospatial information from a variety of sources
  • Use, combine, and manage geospatial data for a given purpose
  • Interpret and analyze geospatial information
  • Use geographic information system software for storage, manipulation, and analysis of geospatial data
Course Title Credits
Fall
GEO 1000 Introduction to Cartography with GIS 3
GEO 1100 Human Geography 3
EBE 1000 Employability Skills 1
ENG 1111 English I 3
FYE 1100 College Success 1
ITS 1105 Computer Concepts and Software Applications 3
 
Spring
GST 1400 Mapping and Georeferencing with GIS 3
GST 1500 Remote Sensing 3
GEO 1400 Introduction to Physical Geography 3
CAD 1101 Computer-Aided Design I 3
CSD 1300 Database Management 2
CSD 1310 SQL I 2
 
Summer
EBE 2702 Co-op Education I 2
 
Fall
GST 1300 Introduction to UAS 3
GST 2100 Intermediate GIS Analysis and Data Management 3
CSD 1510 Programming Fundamentals with Python 3
ENG 2211 Business Communication 3
STT 2640 Elementary Statistics I 3
 
Spring
GST 2700 Advanced Topics in Geospatial Technology and GIS 4
GEO 2200 World Regional Geography (new curriculum item) 3
MGT 2000 Introduction to Project Management 3
BIO 1420 Global Biology 4
 
  Total credit hours 61
* Students with little or no computer background should enroll in ITS 0800 before taking other computer courses. Students without adequate keyboarding skills should enroll in ITS 0810 before taking a computer class.

** GST electives must total a minimum of 3 semester hours and may come from any GST, CSD, or ATI course not already prescribed or CAD 1102 or any physics course at the PHY 1100 level or higher.  BIO 1420 - Global Biology and GEO 1100 - World Human Geography are recommended electives.

*** This is a suggested Humanities/Social Social Science elective.

**** This is a suggested Natural/Physical Science elective.

The program schedule is designed for full-time students who have completed all prerequisites and who have no college preparatory recommendations. Many individuals, especially part-time students, and those taking college preparatory courses, will require additional semesters of study. Students should consult their academic advisor for help in planning their schedules.

A complete listing of humanities and social science electives is available in the College Catalog.

Academic Preparation

Students should possess mathematical, analytical, and spatial reasoning skills and should be comfortable using technology.  Students who have not completed a full sequence of high school mathematics will need to complete a series of college preparatory math classes.

Transfer Information

Students enrolled in applied associate degree programs are preparing for employment upon graduation from the program.  However, at some point many of these students are also interested in completing a bachelor's degree. A number of colleges or universities have designed bachelor's completion programs designed for students completing applied degrees. See the Transfer section of the catalog for more information.