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Geospatial Technology (0580)

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Geospatial Technology - Diploma (0580)

Are you passionate about maps and geography? Does the idea of being on the forefront of a rapidly changing technology excite you? Do you have solid computer and communication skills?

Whether you are looking to further your training in geospatial technology, or start fresh in a new career, our diploma can place you on the right path to a career in this high-demand field.

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After completing our diploma you may find employment as Geographic Information Specialists or other areas related to the acquisition, use and processing of geographic and time-based data.

Individuals interested in the area of geospatial technology generally are:

  • Analytical thinkers
  • Problem solvers
  • Computer-savvy
  • Geographically and mathematically inclined
  • Effective communicators and excels in team settings
  • Able to work well with cross-functional teams

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Innovatively yours, our program prepares you for this rapidly evolving field. Our experienced professors teach the foundations for using geographical information systems (GIS) and remote sensing software and help you develop your analytical skills. Coursework in this diploma is aligned with the Geospatial Technology Competency Model (GTCM) developed by the United States Department of Labor and the GeoTech Center.

This industry requires that technicians hold skills in:

  • Application Programming and Development
  • Data Acquisition
  • Data Management
  • Interpretation
  • Integration
  • Representation
  • Spatial Analysis
  • Visualization

After completing this diploma, you will be able to:

  • Apply geospatial technology skillsets to analyze spatial questions, patterns, trends, distributions and flow spatially and over time
  • Evaluate, generate, manage, acquire and process geospatial information
  • Develop geospatial data, maps and applications using GIS and remote sensing software to describe, visualize and analyze geographic questions
  • Design, manage and implement geospatial projects
  • View summaries of every course at HACC by browsing our class schedules database.
  • Review our program guide (pdf) to view a list of required courses, recommended course sequencing and program competencies.

Although this program is designed to prepare you for direct entry into the workforce, you can continue your education by having your credits awarded towards the completion of HACC's associate degree in Geospatial Technology.

You may complete our diploma entirely through asynchronous instruction.


Yes! We offer many scholarships through the HACC Foundation. Each scholarship has specific eligibility requirements. To learn how to apply, please visit

You can complete summer, spring and fall classes at HACC. You may submit your application anytime by visiting our website. When you submit your application, make sure you include the specific program code 0580. By using this code, you will ensure you are applying for the correct program.

Future students, we are excited to connect with you and answer your questions. Please choose the option that works best for you to meet with us.

Current HACC students, please contact our Advising Department with any questions.

Enter the workforce as a geographic specialists.

Continue at HACC to earn your geospatial associate degree.

Start your career as a geographic information specialists.