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Geospatial Technology Program


Jeff Cooper

(208) 732-6405

Program Overview

The Geospatial Technology program is designed for students who are interested in obtaining digital mapmaking skills desirable in an increasing number of fields. Students will learn the collection of spatial data through the use of global positioning systems (GPS), unmanned aerial systems (UAS), and the creation of maps with geographical information systems (GIS). This program is also designed to be complementary to students studying in agriculture, biology, anthropology, natural resource management, geology, social sciences, and other disciplines concerned with spatial information or currently employed individuals from those fields.

Admission Requirements

There are specific requirements for enrollment in our career technical programs.  Students should be familiar with demands of a particular occupation and how that occupation matches with their individual career interests and goals. The specific requirements are established by the technical program.  A student who does not meet the established requirements for entrance into a program will have an opportunity to participate in the appropriate level courses to improve their skills for program consideration.  The program requirements and admission procedures can be obtained by contacting the program advisor.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Geospatial program, a student will be able to:

  1. Operate industry standard GIS and remote sensing software packages, such as ESRI ArcMap, to an intermediate level of proficiency.
  2. Demonstrate accurate implementation of Geographical Positioning Systems (GPS) with GIS programs.
  3. Display safe and effective use of small aerial vehicles (drones).
  4. Demonstrate proper methods for field verification of digitized and classified data.
  5. Correlate and interpret spatial and remotely sensed data.
  6. Manage the coordination of data with GPS guided implements and other relevant equipment.

Sample Career Opportunities:

*Talk to an advisor for career choices