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Geospatial Science Associate of Applied Science

My Academic Plans (MAPs) are designed by faculty and displayed in a semester format showing the fastest path to finishing your certificate or degree. While this is the ideal, you can take courses as your schedule permits. Contact an academic advisor regarding your scheduling needs.

In most cases, the courses you need are available on your selected campus. However, there may be times to complete courses online or travel to another FRCC campus. Location availability is indicated at the time of registration.

My Academic Plan

Program Description

This two-year degree prepares you to work in high-tech fields, including photogrammetry, cartography, geographical information systems, global positioning systems, and satellite remote sensing. Students learn how to: acquire geospatial information from a variety of sources, interpret, use and manage geospatial data for a given purpose, and how to use geographic information system software for storage, manipulation, and analysis of geospatial data.

Career Opportunities

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.

For more information about employment and career pathways:
https://www.frontrange.edu/programs-and-courses/a-z-program-list/geographic-information-systems-gis

First Semester

Courses should be completed in the order listed below. If you are unable to complete the entire semester list, complete as many courses in this sequence as your schedule allows.

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENG 121English Composition I

3

GIS 101Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

3

GIS 110Introduction to Cartography

3

GIS 150Relational Database Management Systems for GIS

3

BUS 217Business Communication and Report Writing

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Second Semester

Courses should be completed in the order listed below. If you are unable to complete the entire semester list, complete as many courses in this sequence as your schedule allows.

Course NumberTitleCredits
GIS 131Global Positioning Systems for Global Information Systems

3

GIS 210Intermediate Geographic Information Systems

3

MAT- REQMathematics Requirement: ___________

3-4

GIS 212GIS Remote Sensing - Digital Image

4

COM 220Intercultural Communication

3

Total Credit Hours:16-17

Third Semester

Courses should be completed in the order listed below. If you are unable to complete the entire semester list, complete as many courses in this sequence as your schedule allows.

Course NumberTitleCredits
GIS 165Project Management

3

GIS 260GIS Survey I

3

MAN 225Managerial Finance

3

GIS 211Spatial Data Modeling and Analysis

4

MAN 216Small Business Management

3

Total Credit Hours:16

Fourth Semester

Courses should be completed in the order listed below. If you are unable to complete the entire semester list, complete as many courses in this sequence as your schedule allows.

Course NumberTitleCredits
GIS 261GIS Survey II

3

GIS 205Applications

3

GIS- REQGeospatial Science Requirement:__________

4

INT- CAPSelect a GIS Internship or Capstone:__________

3

Total Credit Hours:13

Total Credit Hours: 60-61