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Geospatial Technology

Certificate of Achievement

The Geospatial Technology Certificate of Achievement requires the completion of 24 units of core coursework. This course of study includes: geographic information science, global positioning systems, remote sensing, and web-based and mobile mapping services. The Geospatial Technology certificate is intended to provide students with a foundation in the field of geospatial technologies. The certificate is designed for those students who have a desire to pursue a career as a GIS Technician or a Remote Sensing Technician, or to enhance skills to maintain current employment.

Program Requirements (24 units)

Course NumberCourse TitleUnits
GIST016AIntroduction to Geospatial Technology3 units
GIST016BMobile GIS3 units
GIST016CSpatial Analysis for GIS3 units
GIST016DCartographic Design for GIS3 units
GIST016EDatabase Design and Management for GIS3 units
GIST016GIntroduction to Remote Sensing3 units
GIST016IGIS Programming and the Web3 units
PMGT020AEmployment Preparation1 unit
PMGT020BInternship2 units

Total Certificate Units: 24 units

To be awarded a certificate, a student must:

  1. Complete all the major requirements.
  2. Earn a grade of “C” (or "P") or better for all required courses.

Upon successful completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate skill in using the geospatial concepts in both a desktop and web-based environment that apply to GIS, GPS, and Remote Sensing disciplines.
  • Apply GIS, GPS, and Remote Sensing technologies to demonstrate changes in the land and its relationship with people.
  • Demonstrate skills and knowledge to perform analysis both in a desktop and web-based environment that apply using GIS, GPS, and Remote Sensing.
Last Updated 7/19/23