Geospatial Technology (A40220)

Overview
The Geospatial Technology curriculum provides a broad background in Geographic Information System (GIS) and Global Positioning System (GPS) technologies with practical applications in municipal, industrial, natural resources management, and other fields.

Course work consists of class and hands-on experience with GIS/GPS technologies, including running and modifying current GIS software, creating and manipulating GIS databases, and operating GPS technology.

Graduates should find employment as field technicians or as database and mapping technicians.

For more information, contact Adam Spillman at (704) 330 - 6652

Degree Awarded
The Associate in Applied Science Degree – Geospatial Technology will be awarded by the College upon completion of this program.

Career Opportunities
Graduates should find employment as technicians or specialists in the following roles:

  • Cartographer
  • Remote Sensing
  • Photogrammetry
  • Hydrologist
  • Data Entry
  • Transportation Planner
  • Geographer
  • CAD Analyst
  • Resource Management
  • Analyst/Engineer
  • Urban Planner
  • Information Systems Administrator
  • Business / Real Estate
  • Geologist
GIS Analyst I 25th %tile Median 75th %tile
Charlotte, NC $32,246 $36,641 $39,530

Admission
•A high school diploma or equivalent is required.
• CPCC placement tests are required in English and mathematics. Developmental classes in mathematics and English courses are available for students to build basic skills and knowledge.
• A counseling/orientation appointment follows placement testing.
• Students should see a faculty advisor before registration.
•Many courses have prerequisites or corequisites; check the Course Descriptions section for details.

Many courses have prerequisites or corequisites; check the Course Descriptions section of the catalog for details.