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Geospatial Technology A.A.S.


This program is for persons entering the diverse field of geospatial technology. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is a powerful computer mapping application that involves storing, editing, analyzing and viewing geospatial data. Geospatial techology is used in various industries, including transportation, environmental studies, utilities planning, asset management, surveying, urban planning and management, epidemiology an dhealth care, engineering, marketing, fleet dispatching and homeland security. Geospatial technology incorporates remote sensing, global postioning systems and GIS.
  • Emphasis is on field and laboratory experience in addition to theory including topics using ArcGIS Global Positioning Systems, Remote Sensing, and database development.
Goals & Outcomes
Program Goals:
    This program will train individuals in the high growth industry of Geospatial Technology. Geospatial technology is a diverse application that can be used in various fields such as Engineering, Homeland Security, Transportation, Surveying, Health Care, and Real Estate Marketing. Graduates will be trained in knowing how to use Geospatial software, perform spatial analysis and 3D visualization, and be able to operate a Global Positioning System unit. Students will also assist the local community, local government and private industry in Geospatial technology through various course projects.
Learning Outcomes:
  • Students will become familiar with data clearing houses, projections, and as well as cartographic skills.
  • Students will understand data types, data transformations, data analysis, and image rectification.
  • Students will understand how to a use GPS receiver to collect data, and populate geo-databases.
  • Students will understand coordinate systems and datums.
  • Students will understand spatial analysis and querying methods and 3D visualization
  • Students will become proficient in using ArcGIS.
First Semester 14.5 Cr
ED100 College Seminar
This course is an opportunity for students to develop the skills necessary to be successful in college. Students learn the importance of the faculty-student and advisor-advisee relationship, develop time management techniques, apply effective study skill techniques, recognize the implications of living in a diverse society, utilize college resources, and explore career and transfer requirements. Collaborative projects are included. Students matriculated in a degree program must take this course in their first term of study. See when this course is offered ...
CT151 Surveying 1
This course introduces surveying, and includes the topics in the care and use of surveying instruments, field note procedures, land surveying, topographic surveying, construction surveying, and mapping from field notes. Fieldwork includes the use of measurement equipment, levels, transits, the odolites, total stations, and Global Positioning System (GPS). Corequisite: MA121 Fundamentals of College Mathematics 1. See when this course is offered ...
CT265 Introduction to GIS
This course introduces the techniques and concepts of GIS. The mapping software package ArcGIS is used to display, analyze, and query spatial data sets. Topics include coordinate systems/datums, symbology, classifications, digital imagery, and global positioning systems. (Fall semester) See when this course is offered ...
EN101 English 1: Composition
EN101 English 1: Composition C-3 Cr-3 This course focuses on several kinds of writing-self-expressive, informative, and argumentative/persuasive, and others. A minimum of five essay compositions are required. The course emphasizes the composition of clear, correct, and effective prose required in a variety of professions and occupations.Prerequisites: The required developmental reading (DS051 Essential Reading & Study Skills, or SL115 ESL4: Advanced Reading, and/or writing courses (EN099 Introduction to College English or SL116 ESL4: Advanced Composition) or permission of the instructor or designee. Student Learning Outcomes: 1) Demonstrate the ability to communicate ideas in a clear and concise manner through informative, argumentative, formal and informal writing at a level suitable for successful college students. 2) Develop a practical and fundamental understanding of the relationship and interaction between the writer and the reader while exploring human knowledge, values, ethics, language, and social institutions. 3) Broaden the student’s intellectual autonomy and their ability to use language for the purposes of reading, writing, learning, communicating, and critical thinking. 4) Gain a practical understanding of primary and secondary sources and how to properly utilize and cite these sources. 5) Discuss the history and methodology of rhetoric and composition. 6) Exhibit clear concise writing skills in both professional and academic writing. 7) Achieve a level of writing fluency satisfactory for success in college courses. 8) Display a clear understanding of proper documentation procedures to avoid plagiarism. See when this course is offered ...
IS101 Computers and Society
This course provides knowledge of relevant computer skills and a solid foundation in the terminology and concepts of computer technology. Experience is provided with a variety of microcomputer software applications, including word processing, electronic spreadsheets, graphics, file management, and integrated software. Concepts and terms focus on preparing for a technologically oriented society and using the computer as a tool for productivity, research, and communication. See when this course is offered ...
MA121 Fund Coll Math 1
This is the first of a two-course sequence for students in programs that require mathematics through polynomial calculus. Algebraic manipulations, graphing skills and problem solving are emphasized. Topics include systems of linear equations including Cramer’s Rule, quadratic equations, variation, factoring and fractions, vectors and oblique triangles, and an introduction to trigonometry and applications. Prerequisite: An appropriate placement test result or MA115 Intermediate Mathematics. See when this course is offered ...
PEXXX Physical Education Elective
Second Semester 18.5 Cr
CT263 Digital Mapping
CT263 Digital Mapping C-1 P-4 Cr-3 This course covers remote sensing along with metric analysis and interpretation of digital images. Photo interpretations and digital image analysis include satellite and aerial platforms. Topics include concepts and theories of geographic information systems and traditional photogrammetry. Prerequisite: CT151 Surveying 1 or CT265 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems. See when this course is offered ...
GE101 Essen of World Geography
This course introduces the geographical and demographic attributes of the world, such as environment, cultural differences, ethnic make-up, and diversity. Emphasis is placed on developing a more global outlook on the emerging world community. See when this course is offered ...
IS200 Spreadsht Concpts & Apps
This course expands the knowledge of those already familiar with the basic elements of electronic spreadsheets. It examines the various uses for a spreadsheet in business. Intermediate and advanced spreadsheet techniques are examined, including the power of functions, formatting, analytical graphics, and macros. Prerequisites: IS101 Computers and Society or IS100 Introduction to Computers and Society; and a Mathematics Placement test result appropriate for MA110 Elementary Statistics or MA115 Intermediate Mathematics, or completion of MA045 Basic Math Skills or MA050 Introductory Mathematics. See when this course is offered ...
MA110 Elementary Statistics
This course introduces probability and statistics. Topics include graphs, tables, frequency distributions, measures of central tendency and dispersion, normal distribution, correlation and regression, probability, and inferential statistics. This course is available in two formats: lecture only, or lecture plus laboratory using technology. Prerequisite: An appropriate placement test result or MA090 Essential Math Skills or MA 091 Introductory Algebra, or equivalent. See when this course is offered ...
ST101 Introduction to STEM
This course introduces the many aspects of Science, Technology, engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) to students who are interested in continuing or pursuing a career in the STEM-related disciplines. The course focuses on applications, innovations, and careers in STEM. Attention is given to current trends in the STEM fields and their effect on everyday life. See when this course is offered ...
PEXXX Physical Education Elective
Third Semester 17.5 Cr
CT253 Glbl Pstng and High Order Cntr
This course introduces engineering field surveys, equipment, and methods. Topics include azimuth determination, control and level nets, surveying with data recording total stations, and position determination with Global Positioning Systems (GPS), including computer exposure for data reductions. Prerequisite: CT151 Surveying 1. See when this course is offered ...
CT267 Advanced GIS
This course focuses on advanced topics and applications in analyzing and visualizing geospatial data. Topics include spatial modeling, advanced editing, geodatabase creation, and three-dimensional modeling. Prerequisite: CT265 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems. See when this course is offered ...
EN102 English 2:Idea&Values Lit
This course encourages a deeper understanding of human nature and the human condition through the study of ideas and values expressed in imaginative literature. Emphasis is placed on the use and development of critical thinking and language skills. Library-oriented research is required. Prerequisite: EN101 English 1: Composition or EN106 English 1: Composition and Reading. See when this course is offered ...
IS210 Database Design & Mngmnt
This course enhances knowledge of database concepts with a focus on designing and structuring databases to meet the objectives of management. Database management systems are used, along with query capabilities and report generation. Prerequisite: IS101 Computers and Society or IS102 Computer Applications & Concepts 2 or IS100 Introduction to Computers and Society. See when this course is offered ...
Program Elective
CT102 Eng Drawng and Microstatn CAD
This course includes both basic technical drawing techniques and MicroStation CAD to support engineering design. Topics include line types, dimensioning, scaling, auxiliary views, sectioning, and notations. This course also introduces the use of MicroStation software. Topics include operational concepts; main palette use; projecting elements; entity construction and editing; entity manipulations; and text and dimensioning parameters. See when this course is offered ...
MT140 Draft & Design Using AutoCAD
This course provides the foundation and problem-solving skills necessary to develop and interpret engineering drawings using the computer-aided drafting software (AutoCAD). Topics include assembly and detail drawing composition; design for assembly/manufacturing (DFA/DFM); geometric dimensioning and tolerancing; tolerance control and standard fits; fasteners; gearing; sheet metal developments; weldments; functional drafting techniques; and the development of 2-D and 3-D CAD generated drawings and system operations. See when this course is offered ...
PEXXX Physical Education Elective
Fourth Semester 17.5 Cr
CT232 Environmental Engineering
This course covers basic practices in hydraulics and hydrology, as well as environmental topics encountered in the civil engineering field. Prerequisites: MA121 Fundamentals of College Mathematics 1 and CT151 Surveying 1. See when this course is offered ...
CT266 Capstone GIS
This independent study capstone course involves the creation of a project using GIS. Proposals must have instructor approval. Projects incorporate collecting GPS data, building an attribute geo-database, and are completed using ArcGIS software. Final presentations are required, which explain data collection techniques, analysis, and project success. Prerequisite: CT265 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS). (Spring semester) See when this course is offered ...
GL101 Physical Geology
This course explores the composition and formation of minerals and rocks that make up the Earth. Additionally, the primary surface and subsurface properties that continually shape the Earth are discussed. In the laboratory, the common rock-forming minerals as well as igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic rocks are examined. Additionally, the concepts of surface and groundwater flow are discussed as well as topographic map interpretation and construction. Field trips may be taken during laboratory periods. See when this course is offered ...
IS220 Visual Basic w/ Bus Appls
This course introduces event-driven programming for a better appreciation of Windows applications used in the business world. Controls, properties, and code are used to develop applications to solve business problems. Topics include decision-making statements, loops, multiple forms, and graphical displays. Prerequisites: IS200 Spreadsheet Concepts & Applications, and IS210 Database Design & Management. See when this course is offered ...
PEXXX Physical Education Elective

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