Are you passionate about maps and geography? Does the idea of being on the forefront of 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 with this career, our Associate in Science in geospatial technology can put you on the right path to a career in this in-demand field.
After earning your associate degree in geospatial technology, you can work as a:
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Innovatively YOURS, our professors will prepare you for this rapidly evolving field. Our experienced faculty will teach you to use geographical information systems (GIS) and remote sensing software, and help you develop your skills to form conclusions. Coursework in this program is aligned with the Geospatial Technology Competency Model (GTCM) developed by the United States Department of Labor and the GeoTech Center.
The industry is requiring technicians to hold skills in:
As you complete our program, you will:
After completing our program and receiving your associate degree, you will be ready to enter the workforce where the acquisition, use and processing of geographic and time-based data is used.
Yes! While our program is designed to lead directly to employment, there are opportunities for transfer. Our degree programs are designed to be flexible enough to transfer to a wide variety of four-year colleges and universities with no loss of credit. However, each individual college has its own unique program. Therefore, we encourage you to select a four-year school as soon as possible. This will allow you to learn the transfer college’s program requirements so that you can take the proper classes at HACC. Graduates may pursue a bachelor's degree in Technical Management through HACC's articulation agreement with Bloomsburg University.
As a HACC geospatial technology student, your transfer option is:
|Bloomsburg University of PA:||Bachelor of Applied Science Technical Leadership (ONLINE & campus) (pdf)|
|Shippensburg University of PA:||Bachelor of Science in Professional Studies (pdf)|
The complete program is available through Virtual Learning.
Yes! Through the HACC Foundation, there are scholarships available. Please visit hacc.edu/scholarships for details and deadlines.
You can enroll in classes for the spring, summer and fall, and apply anytime by submitting your application online. When you apply, please include program code 4760 to ensure you apply to the correct program.