Associate of Applied Science in Geomatics
Students seeking the Associate of Applied Science in Geomatics should prepare for entrance into the program by completing the following high school courses:
|Mathematics||Algebra II, trigonometry|
|Science||Natural sciences such as chemistry, physics, biology or geology|
|English Composition||Skill level as demonstrated by ACT, SAT or approved placement test to qualify for enrollment in WRTG A111|
The university offers courses to help students without this preparation to meet the skill level required in the geomatics program. Insufficient preparation will increase the number of semesters required to complete the degree.
All undergraduate students are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor each semester for the purpose of reviewing their academic progress and planning future courses. It is particularly important for students to meet with their advisor whenever academic difficulties arise.
Students are encouraged to consult the faculty in the Department of Geomatics for assistance in designing their course of study to ensure that all prerequisites have been met and that university and major degree requirements are understood and followed.
Some of the program requirement courses will also fulfill the General Course Requirements for AAS degrees. Students should coordinate choices carefully with their academic advisor in the Department of Geomatics.
A student who is unable to earn a satisfactory grade of C or better in the program requirement courses during their initial enrollment may attempt to earn a satisfactory grade one additional time on a space-available basis. Failure to earn a grade of C or better on the second attempt may result in removal from the geomatics program.
- Satisfy the General University Requirements for Associate of Applied Science Degrees.
- Complete the General Course Requirements for Associate of Applied Science Degrees.
- Complete the program requirements below.
|Complete 7 to 8 credits in natural sciences, including at least one laboratory:||7-8|
|Solar System Astronomy|
and Solar System Astronomy Laboratory
and Introductory Biology Laboratory
|Fundamentals of Oceanography|
and Fundamentals of Oceanography Laboratory
|General Chemistry I|
and General Chemistry I Laboratory
|Environmental Science: Systems and Processes|
and Environmental Science: Systems and Processes Laboratory
|Earth Systems: Elements of Physical Geography|
and Physical Geology Laboratory
and Environmental Geology Laboratory
|Basic Physics I|
and Basic Physics I Laboratory
| General Physics I|
and General Physics I Laboratory
|Basic Physics II|
and Basic Physics II Laboratory
| General Physics II|
and General Physics II Laboratory
|Complete the following:|
|WRTG A212||Writing and the Professions||3|
|GEO A146||Geomatics Computations I||3|
|GEO A156||Fundamentals of Surveying||3|
|GEO A157||Computer-Aided Drafting for Surveyors||3|
|GEO A256||Engineering Surveying||3|
|GEO A266||Advanced Surveying||3|
|GEO A267||Boundary Law I||3|
|GIS A101||Introduction to Geographic Information Systems||3|
|GIS A201||Intermediate Geographic Information Systems||3|
& MATH A152
|College Algebra for Calculus|
|or MATH A155||Precalculus|
A minimum of 60 credits is required for the degree.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
Students graduating with an Associate of Applied Science in Geomatics will be able to:
- Operate industry standard field surveying equipment,
- Keep surveying records,
- Perform basic surveying computations,
- Produce surveying drawings,
- Apply knowledge of basic boundary law in the field, and
- Utilize basic geographic information systems in an engineering context.