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Catalog 2015-16 
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Advanced Geospatial Applications Certificate

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Statewide Program

Semester Sequence

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


Program Requirements and Electives - 25 Credits

Total Number of Credits Required for Certificate: 25*

*Credit students who are new to college (no successfully completed college coursework at other institutions) are required to take ACDV 101  in the first semester at CCBC. This is a 1-credit class, and it does not count towards the number of credits required for a degree or certificate. Students are required to provide an official transcript(s) to document successful completion of college coursework at another institution(s) for this 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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