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Geospatial Technologies

Computer & Information Technologies Program Geospatial Technologies

  • Effective Spring 2018
  • Academic Plan code:  1101017089
  • Subplan code:  110101718

The Geospatial Technologies Track (GST), is a rapidly growing and evolving field which enables users of location based data the ability to make informed decisions, utilizing a large array of sensors and demographics. GST utilizes both time and place as analysis factors and is recognized by the U.S. Department of Labor (DoL) as a high growth, high wage, green industry with a bright outlook. The curriculum is based upon national standards, including the DoL Geospatial Technology Competency Model (GTCM) and the NSF funded GeoTech Center model courses. Completers of the Associate of Applied Science degree will have the skills for employment in GST or associated fields such as Unmanned Aircraft System, agriculture, remote sensing, geospatial intelligence, environmental science, crime analysis, and/or demographics.

General Education Core courses:

Course Number Course Name
ENG 101 Writing I
MAT 126 Technical Algebra and Trigonometry (OR higher)
  Social/Behavioral Science Course
  Natural Science Course
  *All incoming freshmen are required to successfully complete FYE 105 within their first 18 hours. Note: This requirement does not apply to students transferring in to Jefferson
CIT 105 Introduction to Computers
CIT 111 Computer Hardware and Software
CIT 120 Computational Thinking
CIT 170 Database Design Fundamentals
  Level I Networking Course
CIT 180 Security Fundamentals
  Level I Programming Language Course
CIT 293 CIT Employability Studies (1 credit hour) (This class includes an end of program assessment)

Note: Students seeking a degree at Jefferson Community & Technical College need to make sure that 25% of the classes that they take are classes offered by Jefferson Community and Technical College in order to meet the residency requirement.

Geospatial Technologies Track:

Course Number  Course Name
CIT 125 Introduction to Digital Maps
CIT 225 GIS/Software Tools
GIS 145 Remote Sensing
GIS 255 Geospatial Programming
GIS 260 GIS Web Mapping
CIT 229 Selected Topics in GIS
CIT 290 Internship

Level I Networking Courses:

Course Number Course Name
CIT 160 Intro to Networking Concepts
CIT 161 Introduction to Networks

Level I Programming Language Courses:

Course Number Course Name
CIT 140 JavaScript I
CIT 142 C++ I
CIT 143 C# I
CIT 144 Python I
CIT 145 Perl I
CIT 147 Programming I: Language
CIT 148 Visual Basic I
CIT 149 Java I
  University Level I programming Languages as approved by Program Coordinator