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Geospatial Technology Analyst GSTA.S.STC

Short-term Technical Certificate - 22 Credit Hours

Division: Liberal Arts, Communication and Social Sciences
Department: Geography
Effective as of Fall 2022

What is the program about?

The Geospatial Technology Analyst short-term certificate will provide students with both theoretical and practical applications of Geographic Information Systems (GIS). The certificate will cover the foundational concepts in GIS, database management and analysis, data acquisition, and manipulation of georeferencing and geocoding.

Program Outcomes

  • Students will demonstrate the understanding of large dataset and the fundamentals of database organization, design, and analysis.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of foundational concepts and applications of geospatial technology
  • Demonstrate the ability to use maps and other geographic representations, geospatial technologies and spatial thinking to coordinate multiple geographic representations, evaluate the quality of geospatial data, and analyze geographic questions and communicate information.

Career Opportunities

This certificate is designed for those students who seek to enhance their job-related skills in becoming a GIS analyst. The U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration (DOLETA), for example, cites an annual growth rate of approximately 35 percent for the geospatial technology industry. Students completing the certificate will have the technical skill set in GIS required to perform a variety of entry level positions in a variety of arenas, including, regional and local government agencies, business, and community organizations.


Course Title Credits
GEO 1107 (Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS)) OR GEO 1103 (Introduction to Geographic Information System I) AND GEO 1104 (Introduction to Geographic Information Systems II) 4
GEO 2210 Advanced Spatial Analysis 4
GEO 1215 (Introduction to Remotely Sensed Imagery) OR EET 1121 (UAS Remote Sensing & Analysis) AND EET 1158 (Aerospace Spatial Visualization) 3
CIS 2266 Python for Data Analytics 3
CIS 2268 Structured Query Language (SQL) Programming 3
AVT 1120 (Electro-Optical & Infrared Data Analysis) OR AVT 1121 (Multispectral & Hyperspectral Data Analysis) 2
CIS 2165 Database Management 3
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Program Accreditation Information


This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances.