As the eyes of the intelligence community, geospatial analysts examine imagery from satellites, drones and other sources to identify what may be actual threats to national security.
Tidewater Community College’s Career Studies Certificate in Geospatial Intelligence introduces you to the core functions in ArcGIS. You will develop critical thinking skills and knowledge of geography and geographic information technologies to prepare you to overcome challenges in disaster response, emergency management and military operations.
Find a career in the geospatial field as a cartographic analyst, geospatial intelligence analyst, marine analyst, nautical cartographic analysis, source specialist or in a host of other specialties related to spatial thinking. Transitioning military encouraged to apply.
Learn in the Advanced Technology Center on the Virginia Beach Campus, which houses a high performance GIS server. All TCC faculty currently work in the field.
The Geospatial Intelligence Career Studies Certificate culminates with a capstone seminar and project tailored to your interests in the intelligence community.
Apply the credits you earn in this program to TCC's Associate of Applied Science in Information Systems Technology.
Veterans, transitioning military, spouses and dependents: TCC’s Center for Military and Veterans Education provides academic guidance and help in maximizing your GI Bill and other educational benefits.
Tuition assistance such as financial aid, scholarships, work-study, grants and loans can help you save money and reduce college debt.
Ideal program for veterans and active-duty military
Students gain proficiency in ArcGIS software, the industry standard, through free classroom access
Evening and hybrid classes offered
TCC's Career Studies Certificate in Geospatial Intelligence consists of 3 semesters of part-time study, with classes held mainly on the Virginia Beach Campus.
Estimated Program Cost*:
22 credits x $176.60 per credit = $3,885.20 (not including textbooks and supplies)
*Based on Fall 2016 in-state tuition. Your actual cost may differ.
Apply the credits you earn in this program to TCC’s Associate of Applied Science in Information Systems Technology.
You can transfer credits to a 4-year college or university to work toward your bachelor of science in geography or another related field.
* Salary estimate is provided for comparison purposes only and doesn’t constitute a promise of employment or earnings. Salaries were calculated based on related job codes and U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data.