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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.

Required Core Courses (24 units)

Course NumberCourse TitleUnits
GIST016AIntroduction to Geospatial Technology3 units
GIST016BMobile GIS 3 units
GIST016CSpatial Analysis for GIS3 units
GIST016DCartographic Design for GIS 3 units
GIST016EDatabase Design and Management for GIS 3 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 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 10/14/22