COURSE CODE: 8423

Geospatial Technology I

SCED Code: 21058
Virginia Extended Description: I
Suggested Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12
Duration: 36 Weeks
Prerequisite: None
OSHA Compliance Required?: No
CTSO: TSA
Non-Traditional?: F

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. Contextual instruction and student participation in co-curricular career and technical student organization (CTSO) activities will develop leadership, interpersonal, and career skills. High-quality work-based learning (HQWBL) will provide experiential learning opportunities related to students' career goals and/or interests, integrated with instruction, and performed in partnership with local businesses and organizations.

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Course Sequences

A combination of this course and those below, equivalent to two 36-week courses, is a concentration sequence. Students wishing to complete a specialization may take additional courses based on their career pathways. A program completer is a student who has met the requirements for a CTE concentration sequence and all other requirements for high school graduation or an approved alternative education program.

Career Clusters

Pathway Occupation
Agribusiness Systems
  • Agricultural Economist
  • Farm, Ranch Manager
  • Farmer/Rancher
Environmental Service Systems
  • Environmental Compliance Inspector
  • Environmental Sampling and Analysis Technician
  • Water Conservationist
Natural Resources Systems
  • Ecologist
  • Fish and Game Officer
  • Forest Manager, Forester
  • Forest Technician
  • Geological Technician
  • Outdoor Recreation Guide
  • Park Manager
  • Park Technician
  • Range Technician
  • Wildlife Manager
Plant Systems
  • Certified Crop Advisor
  • Crop Grower
  • Farm, Ranch Manager
  • Farmer/Rancher
  • Soil and Plant Scientist

Pathway Occupation
Design/Pre-Construction
  • Civil Engineer
  • Survey Technician
  • Surveyor

Pathway Occupation
Planning
  • Actuarial Analyst
  • Economic Development Coordinator
  • Economist
  • Urban and Regional Planner
Public Management and Administration
  • Eligibility Specialist
  • Government Accountant/Auditor
  • Mail Carrier
  • Postal Service Clerk
  • Postmaster/Mail Superintendent
Regulation
  • Aviation Inspector
  • Compliance Officer
  • Environmental Compliance Inspector
  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Manager
  • Private Detective, Investigator
  • Transit Vehicle Inspector
Revenue and Taxation
  • Compliance Officer
  • Financial Analyst
  • Real Estate Appraiser
  • Revenue Agent

Pathway Occupation
Information Support and Services
  • Data Entry Specialist
  • Data Modeler
  • Database Administrator
  • Database Analyst
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technician
Network Systems
  • Database Analyst
  • Network and Computer Systems Administrator
Programming and Software Development
  • Applications Integrator
  • Computer Software Engineer
  • Programmer
Web and Digital Communications
  • Applications Integrator

Pathway Occupation
Emergency and Fire Management Services
  • Emergency Medical Technician, Paramedic
  • Firefighter
Law Enforcement Services
  • Police Officer
  • Private Detective, Investigator
National Security
  • Combat Specialty Officer
  • Military Enlisted Personnel
  • Military Intelligence Specialist
  • Military Officer
  • Special Forces Personnel

Pathway Occupation
Engineering and Technology
  • Agricultural Engineer
  • Civil Engineer
  • Civil Engineering Technician
  • Computer Software Engineer
  • Engineering Manager
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Industrial Engineer
  • Petroleum Engineer
  • Power Systems Engineer
  • Telecommunications Specialist
Science and Mathematics
  • Botanist
  • Ecologist
  • Economist
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Geodetic Surveyor
  • Geoscientist
  • Hydrologist

Pathway Occupation
Health, Safety, and Environmental Management
  • Health, Safety, and Environment Manager
Logistics Planning and Management Services
  • Logistics Analyst
  • Logistics Engineer
  • Logistics Manager
Transportation Operations
  • Pilot
  • Transportation Manager
Transportation Systems/Infrastructure Planning, Management and Regulation
  • Civil Engineer
  • Civil Engineering Technician
  • Traffic Engineer
  • Traffic Technician
  • Urban, Regional Planner
Warehousing and Distribution Center Operations
  • Transportation Manager

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