Geospatial Applications

CCBC is the only community college in Maryland and one of only four community colleges on the east coast to offer a degree program in Geospatial Applications.

Geospatial Applications involves the ability to integrate geography (maps) and information (data) and then access, manipulate and utilize the results via systems (computers). Geographic Information Systems (GIS) has proven to be a valuable tool in a variety of applications, from identifying prospective customers for businesses to tracking heavy concentrations of over-the-counter drug sales by disease control centers.

From homeland security to journalism, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) has proven to be an effective tool. Geospatial Technology has been identified as one of 12 presidential high growth fields. Offering a degree and certificate program in GA places CCBC in the position to significantly impact the area's availability of a workforce educated in the field.