The Associate of Applied Science degree in Geospatial Technologies will prepare students for careers and transfer degrees in geographical information systems (GIS). In this interdisciplinary program, students select a pathway specific to their interest – GIS Analyst, GIS Programming Specialist, or GIS Coordinator. In this profession, graduates are responsible for collecting geospatial data, producing maps, analyzing spatial data, coordinating GIS projects, providing technical expertise to clients or users, and providing programming and software development expertise.
Approximately 80% of all data have a spatial or location-based component. The geospatial industry and market for it continue to expand at a phenomenal rate. The latest Dept. of Labor statistics show more than 850,000 current geospatial workers with an additional 350,000 needed by 2018. Professionals in GIS are needed in organizations of all sizes and in almost every industry, including, agriculture, health care, retail trade, urban planning, law enforcement, defense and intelligence, natural resources, utilities, marketing, unmanned aerial systems and engineering among others.
Formal articulation agreements with other colleges and universities indicate how Sinclair programs and courses will transfer to other institutions.
|Ohio Transfer Module: Social & Behavioral Sciences Elective||3|
|CIS 1111||Introduction to Problem Solving & Computer Programming||3|
|CIS 2165||Database Management||3|
|ENG 1101||English Composition I||3|
|GEO 1105||Geospatial Awareness||1|
|GEO 1107||Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS)||4|
|GEO 1209||Introduction to Cartography||4|
|GEO 1212||Geospatial Data Acquisition & Management||3|
|GEO 2210||Advanced Spatial Analysis||4|
|MAT 1470||College Algebra||3|
|SCC 1101||First Year Experience||1|
|(COM 2211 OR COM 2225)||3|
|(GEO 1101 OR GEO 1102)||3 - 4|
|(GEO 2600 OR GEO 2700)||3|
|Ohio Transfer Module: Arts & Humanities Elective OR Ohio Transfer Module: Natural & Physical Sciences Elective)||3|
|GIS Programming Specialist Pathway OR GIS Analyst Pathway OR GIS Coordinator Pathway)||16|