Have you ever thought about flying drones (sUAS)? Are you fascinated by maps and want to learn more about the data they contain and how they are made? Then the field of geospatial technology may be for you!! Geographic Information Systems (GIS) use technology to capture, analyze, and display information from a geographical perspective. Here are some examples:
"Lakeland's Geospatial Program gave me the foundation to be successful in my current role as Geospatial Technician at Davey Resource Group. Continued support from the professors and former students, even after graduation, has been the biggest help in starting my GIS career."
-Hannah Stanich, Lakeland Community College Class of 2020
"I have been associated with this program for years and strongly endorse the academic faculty qualities, the curriculum and the quality of the GIS and Geospatial graduates."
-Dr. Shawana P. Johnson, GISP, President Global Marketing Insights, Inc., and member of Lakeland Community College Geospatial Technology Advisory Board
"The students go above and beyond every time we work together, and we are able to use the projects completed by Lakeland in multiple areas of our business. The quality of work is just outstanding, and it truly speaks of the passion and dedication Lakeland students put into every project."
-Laura Kidder, Manager Shore Cultural Centre, Euclid, Ohio
Successful completion of an Associate of Applied Science with an emphasis on geography, the Associate of Applied Science in geospatial technology or the geospatial technology certificate programs may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations. Below are examples, some of which may include additional degree work at a transfer institution. Salary estimates for a geospatial technician in this region is $35,000 - $60,000.
Students in our program have the opportunity to get great experience with hands-on projects. View some of our student projects here.
Students interested in geography or geospatial technology, transfer to four-year institutions or general sciences are encouraged to get involved in these clubs or campus activities:
I graduated with my associate degree from Lakeland while at the same time graduating as Valedictorian from high school. I plan to attend the Holden University Center to complete my bachelor's degree in criminal justice. Layce Artman College Credit Plus
One thing I really love about Lakeland and being in the honors program is that the teachers have small classes and they are very devoted to their students. My friends at four-year institutions are taking the same intro classes that I am, but in large lecture halls with a lot more students. Michelle Timms Associate of Arts