Geospatial Technology - Curriculum
The Geospatial Technology curriculum prepares students to use technical skills and advanced computer hardware and software for programming, database management, and internet applications using geographic data and geographic information systems.
Course work includes instruction in computer-assisted cartography, geographic information systems, map design and layout, photogrammetry, air photo interpretation, remote sensing, spatial analysis, geodesy, cartographic editing, global navigation satellite system technology, and applications to specific industrial, commercial, research, and governmental mapping problems. Students also build soft skills vital to employability and personal and professional success such as interpersonal and teamwork skills, communication skills, and problem solving skills. Instructors endeavor to develop a spirit of lifelong learning among students. Where possible, the program also incorporates competencies from industry-recognized and government certifications, including the FAA Part 107 Remote Pilot Certificate with sUAS rating for students in the Unmanned Aircraft Systems certificate.
Graduates should qualify for employment in entry-level positions with businesses, utility providers, and governmental agencies as field technicians, or mapping and database assistants.
With the exception of the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Certificate, this program of study is offered in a 100% online environment. Students can complete the degree, diploma, and/or certificate options from a distance without ever coming to the ECC campus. Only one course in the UAS Certificate requires in-person attendance.
Students may also be interested in the Information Technology program.