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Geospatial Information Systems (GIS)

Geospatial Information Systems (GIS) “Geospatial Science” is one of the fastest and highest demand technical fields. Students will learn the science of collecting and making data usable to the average person by revealing trends, patterns and phenomena through computer based analyses and high-tech digital mapping techniques. By using the latest technology, students will learn how to use high-tech “smart” technology and resources to capture, manage, analyze and display all forms of geographically referenced information that are widely needed in government, transportation, military, human services, and global businesses – all to prepare students for a successful place in the workforce or continue working towards an advanced degree.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor the 2012 median pay for Computer and Information Research Scientists was $102,190 per year ($49.13 per hour) and the expect job growth through 2022 is 15%.

 

GIS Key Points

  • A geographic information system (GIS) lets us visualize, question, analyze, and interpret data to understand relationships, patterns, and trends.
  • GIS benefits organizations of all sizes and in almost every industry. There is a growing interest in and awareness of the economic and strategic value of GIS.
  • GIS is widely used to optimize maintenance schedules and daily fleet movements to save in operational expenses through reduction in fuel use and staff time.
  • GIS is the go-to technology for making better decisions about location. Common examples include real estate site selection, route/corridor selection, evacuation planning, conservation, natural resource extraction, etc.
  • GIS provides a strong framework for managing authoritative records about the status and change of geography.
  • GIS is becoming essential to understanding what is happening and what will happen in geographic space. Once we understand, we can prescribe action. This new approach to management—managing geographically—is transforming the way organizations operate.
  • GIS software is designed to capture, manage, analyze and display all forms of geographically referenced information.
  • GIS allows us to view, understand, question, interpret and visualize our world in ways that reveal relationships, patterns, and trends in the form of maps, globes, reports, and charts.
  • GIS software helps you answer questions and solve problems by looking at your data in a way that is quickly understood and easily shared—on a map!
  • A Geospatial Information Scientist or Technologist can expect a compensation salary between $72,000 and $108,000.

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Post Secondary Opportunities

The following local public State Colleges and Universities in South Florida currently provide degrees and/or certificates that students may be interested in pursuing as they set their sights on higher pay and advancement after graduation from iTech. We at iTech want to make sure that the education you get today, will provide you a foundation for continued education in the future.

There are hundreds of other public and private colleges, universities and technical schools that provide additional instruction for those interested in these iTech academies.

Curriculum

  • A geographic information system (GIS) lets us visualize, question, analyze, and interpret data to understand relationships, patterns, and trends.
  • GIS benefits organizations of all sizes and in almost every industry. There is a growing interest in and awareness of the economic and strategic value of GIS.
  • GIS is widely used to optimize maintenance schedules and daily fleet movements to save in operational expenses through reduction in fuel use and staff time.
  • GIS is the go-to technology for making better decisions about location. Common examples include real estate site selection, route/corridor selection, evacuation planning, conservation, natural resource extraction, etc.
  • GIS provides a strong framework for managing authoritative records about the status and change of geography.
  • GIS is becoming essential to understanding what is happening and what will happen in geographic space. Once we understand, we can prescribe action. This new approach to management—managing geographically—is transforming the way organizations operate.
  • GIS software is designed to capture, manage, analyze, and display all forms of geographically referenced information.
  • GIS allows us to view, understand, question, interpret, and visualize our world in ways that reveal relationships, patterns, and trends in the form of maps, globes, reports, and charts.
  • GIS software helps you answer questions and solve problems by looking at your data in a way that is quickly understood and easily shared—on a map!
  • A Geospatial Information Scientist or Technologist can expect a compensation sallery between $72,000 and $108,000.

Ninth Grade

8207310Introduction to Information Technology
8600260Introduction to GIS/RS Technology
8600270Essential GIS/RS Tools & Processes

Tenth Grade

8600280GIS/RS Analysis and Modeling
8600290Advanced GIS/RS Applications
9007210Foundations of Programming

Eleventh Grade

9007220Procedural Programming
9007230Object-Oriented Programming Fundamentals
9007310Database Design & SQL Programming

Twelfth Grade

9007320SQL Extension Languages I
9007330SQL Extension Languages II
9007340Custom Database Programming

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