CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Geospatial Technology I (8423/36 weeks)

Course Description

Course Code:8423
Work-based Learning:Available
Duration:36 weeks
Suggested Grade Levels:9–12
Prerequisites:None

The geospatial technology program provides experiences pertaining to the study and use of geographic information systems (GIS), global positioning systems (GPS), remote sensing (RS), and mobile technologies. Fundamentally, these technologies allow students to explore and analyze the natural and human-made world, locally, globally, and beyond. Students use tools, processes, and techniques to create, store, access, manipulate, and revise data to solve human challenges. These experiences employ real-world spatial analysis models and guidelines for integrating, interpreting, analyzing, and synthesizing data, with a focus on both the implications and the limitations of geospatial technologies.

Career Clusters and Pathways

For federal reporting (choose one)

  • Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
    • Agribusiness Systems
    • Environmental Service Systems
    • Natural Resources Systems
    • Plant Systems
  • Architecture and Construction
    • Design/Pre-Construction
  • Government and Public Administration
    • National Security
    • Planning
    • Public Management and Administration
    • Regulation
    • Revenue and Taxation
  • Information Technology
    • Information Support and Services
    • Network Systems
    • Programming and Software Development
    • Web and Digital Communications
  • Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security
    • Emergency and Fire Management Services
    • Law Enforcement Services
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
    • Engineering and Technology
    • Science and Mathematics
  • Transportation, Distribution and Logistics
    • Health, Safety and Environmental Management
    • Logistics Planning and Management Services
    • Transportation Operations
    • Transportation Systems/Infrastructure Planning, Management and Regulation
    • Warehousing and Distribution Center Operations

Available Credentials

Concentration Sequences

A combination of the course above and those below, equivalent to two 36-week courses. Students wishing to complete a specialization may take additional courses appropriate to their career pathways.

Check the course description for any course listed below, because some may have a prerequisite.