Geospatial Technology

A major flood is expected to hit Des Moines in 18 hours. City officials are looking for answers…! What should they do to prepare? How should they respond? Become someone they can count on to help them get through a Life.Changing event like this in the Geospatial Technology Program at Indian Hills Community College!

Campus Ottumwa Campus (Main)
Entry Term Fall and Summer Terms
Length of Program 6 Terms (18 Months)
Diploma/Degree  Associate of Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.)


Our program will give you the skills and knowledge to know how to react and advise on what to do in a situation like this. We will teach you to work with, interrelate, and analyze virtually all forms of spatial data (mapping, surveying, and geography). You will learn to oversee the collection and interpretation of photographic and geographic data gathered from technological tools, such as Global Positioning Systems (GPS), Geographic Information Systems (GIS), databases, surveys, censuses, and satellite and ground–based remote sensing imagery.  Locate and map out your Life.Changing career in Geospatial Technology at Indian Hills Community College today!


What you will learn:
  • Use GIS software to create and analyze geographic data and maps
  • Use GPS hardware and software to collect and analyze data
  • Create, read, and analyze maps
  • Collect, analyze, and share geographic data
  •  Interpret geographic data to understand relationships, patterns, and trends
  • Use remote sensing software to analyze geographic data
  • Use location analytics to determine the best location for a new pond, wind turbine, or location for a new business


Ready to take your education to the next level? Check out the Geospatial Technology Program Details below to see how our program at Indian Hills Community College will help you get a Life.Changing. career as a GIS Technician/Specialist/Manager, Cartographer, or Technical Support Analyst!


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Questions? Don’t stress. Just ask Jeff!

jeffJeff Henderson, Associate Dean, Advanced Technologies
Indian Hills Community College

525 Grandview Avenue Ottumwa, Iowa 52501

(641) 683-5111, ext. 1757 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 1757
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