Advanced Geospatial Applications Certificate, Credit Certificate

This certificate provides comprehensive instruction in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), photogrammetry and remote sensing, and Global Positioning Systems (GPS). Geospatial techniques are used to aid in decision making in fields as diverse as business, marketing, homeland security, public policy, environment, engineering, public health, archeology, and criminal justice by identifying patterns between graphical information (maps) and data. The certificate option focuses on core courses and immediate employment in the field.

Program objectives

Upon successful completion of this certificate, students will be able to:

  1. practice the principles of geospatial applications through laboratory experience, client-based projects, internships and additional outside of class activities and discussions;
  2. determine how GIS can be used to visualize data in other disciplines (e.g., commerce, disaster management and response, politics, homeland security, planning and education, crime, etc.);
  3. evaluate spatial information gathered for timeliness, authority, accuracy, validity and completeness; and
  4. prepare maps using GIS and remote sensing software to visually represent data and apply appropriate tools for spatial analysis.

Gainful Employment

http://www.ccbcmd.edu/migrate/gainfulemployment/advanced geospatial applications.html

Total Number of Credits Required for Certificate: 22*

Semester Sequence

Important Information

Short Description

This certificate provides comprehensive instruction in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), photogrammetry and remote sensing, and Global Positioning Systems (GPS).

Type of Credential

Credit Certificate

Program Code

367

Contacts and Additional Information

Program Coordinators:

Thomas Barrett
443-840-4298 or tbarrett@ccbcmd.edu

Scott Jeffrey
443-840-5936 or sjeffrey@ccbcmd.edu

Department Chair:

Doug Kendzierski
443-840-5913 or dkendzierski@ccbcmd.edu

Additional Information:

Courses Needed for This Program*

Note

*Credit students who are new to college (no successfully completed transferable college credits from other institutions) are required to take ACDV 101 - Academic Development: Transitioning to College. This 1-credit course is designed to be taken in the first semester at CCBC. Students must provide an official transcript(s) from an accredited institution to document successful completion of college coursework for the ACDV 101 requirement to be waived.