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2016-2017 Catalog


Code: F_AAS_GEO3

Campus: Boulder County Campus

Geospatial Science

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs for individuals with geospatial technology skills are expected to grow 10 to 20 percent over the next decade.  It is a high-technology field with the significant job growth occurring in both the public and private sectors.  Career areas include photogrammetry, cartography, geographical information systems, global positioning systems, and satellite remote sensing.

Upon completion of an Associate of Applied Science degree in Geospatial Science, a graduate will be able to:

  - Acquire geospatial information from a variety of sources.

  - Use, combine, and manage geospatial data for a given purpose.

  - Interpret and analyze geospatial information.

  - Use geographic information system software for storage, manipulation, and analysis of geospatial data.

Requirements

Required Courses

Course NumberTitleCredits
GIS 101Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

3

GIS 110Introduction to Cartography

3

GIS 131Global Positioning Systems for Global Information Systems

3

GIS 150Relational Database Management Systems for GIS

3

GIS 165Project Management

3

 

GIS 205Applications

3

or

GIS 211Spatial Data Modeling and Analysis

4

 

GIS 210Intermediate Geographic Information Systems

3

GIS 212Remote Sensing and Digital Image Processing

4

GIS 260GIS Survey I

3

GIS 261GIS Survey II

3

 

GIS 280Internship

3

or

GIS 289Capstone

3

 

MAN 225Managerial Finance

3

 

BUS 217Business Communication and Report Writing

3

or

MAR 216Principles of Marketing

3

 

BUS 102Entrepreneurial Operations

3

or

MAN 216Small Business Management

3

Total Credit Hours:43-44

Required General Education Courses

Communication

Course NumberTitleCredits
COM 220Intercultural Communication

3

Total Credit Hours:3

English

Select one course (3 credits) from the English courses below:

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENG 121English Composition I

3

ENG 122English Composition II

3

ENG 131Technical Writing I

3

Total Credit Hours:3

Mathematics

Select one Mathematics course (minimum of 3 credits)

Course NumberTitleCredits
MAT 108Technical Mathematics

4

or

MAT 122College Trigonometry

3

or higher

Total Credit Hours:3-4

*Students contemplating transfer should take a GT-MA1 course approved by their intended transferring institution, preferably one with trigonometry competencies.

Natural and Physical Sciences

Course NumberTitleCredits
GEO 111Physical Geography-Landforms with Lab

4

GEY 135Environmental Geology

4

Total Credit Hours:8

Required General Education Courses

Total Credit Hours:17-18

Total Credit Hours: 60-62

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