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Catalog 2017-18

Advanced Geospatial Applications Certificate


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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:

Semester Sequence


This is a suggested schedule for a student who has completed any developmental course work and has no transfer credits.

Courses Needed for This Program*


Program Requirements and Electives - 22 Credits


Total Number of Credits Required for Certificate: 22*


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.

Program Description


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 Outcomes


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.

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