Students

Geospatial Technologies

Career Studies Certificate

PURPOSE: This program is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in technologies using geographic information and positioning systems and provides a strong foundation for continued study in this field. Geographic information and positioning systems use computer technology for collecting, analyzing, and displaying digital geographic data. Fields included in this discipline are spatial analysis, remote sensing, global positioning systems, and cartography (map-making). Applications for this area of technology are vast with a wide-ranging career potential for the student in both the public and private sectors.

OCCUPATIONAL OBJECTIVES: Geographic Information Systems Technicians, Remote-Sensing Technicians, Geodetic Surveyors, Mapping and Surveying Technicians, and Cartographers

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS: General college curricular admission

GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT DISCLOSURE INFORMATION: Please see http://www.reynolds.edu/curriculum/gainful-employment-html/ge_info_221-719-71.html to access gainful employment disclosure information for this program.

COURSE

TITLE

LEC.
HRS.

LAB.
HRS.

CRS. 
CRE.

ITE 1151

Introduction to Computer Applications and Concepts

3

0

3

DRF 231

Computer-Aided Drafting I

3

0

3

GIS 200

Geographical Information Systems I

2

2

3

GIS 201

Geographic Information Systems II

2

2

3

GIS2 __

Approved GIS Elective

3-4

0-2

4

TOTAL

13-14

4-6

16

Total Minimum Credits for Career Studies Certificate in Geospatial Technologies 16

03.01.16

1 Students can also meet this requirement by successfully passing the college’s computer competency exam, administered in the testing centers on each campus, in which case they will receive college credit for ITE 115. Students not passing the computer competency exam may retake the exam only once.

2 Students should take one of the following GIS electives: GIS 205, GIS 215, GIS 255, or other GIS elective as approved by the program head.

Name Program Email Phone
Wendell Andrews Surveying Technology CSC wandrews@reynolds.edu 523-5586