Associate of Applied Science in Geomatics

Admission Requirements

Satisfy the Application and Admission Requirements for Associate Degree Programs.


Students seeking the Associate of Applied Science in Geomatics should prepare for entrance into the program by completing the following high school courses:

Mathematics Algebra II, trigonometry
Science Natural sciences such as chemistry, physics, biology or geology
English Composition Skill level as demonstrated by ACT, SAT or approved placement test to qualify for enrollment in WRTG A111

The university offers courses to help students without this preparation to meet the skill level required in the geomatics program. Insufficient preparation will increase the number of semesters required to complete the degree.


All undergraduate students are encouraged to meet with their academic advisor each semester for the purpose of reviewing their academic progress and planning future courses. It is particularly important for students to meet with their advisor whenever academic difficulties arise.

Students are encouraged to consult the faculty in the Department of Geomatics for assistance in designing their course of study to ensure that all prerequisites have been met and that university and major degree requirements are understood and followed.

Some of the program requirement courses will also fulfill the General Course Requirements for AAS degrees. Students should coordinate choices carefully with their academic advisor in the Department of Geomatics.

Academic Requirements

A student who is unable to earn a satisfactory grade of C or better in the program requirement courses during their initial enrollment may attempt to earn a satisfactory grade one additional time on a space-available basis. Failure to earn a grade of C or better on the second attempt may result in removal from the geomatics program.

Graduation Requirements

Program Requirements

Complete 7 to 8 credits in natural sciences, including at least one laboratory:7-8
Solar System Astronomy
and Solar System Astronomy Laboratory
Introductory Biology
and Introductory Biology Laboratory
Fundamentals of Oceanography
and Fundamentals of Oceanography Laboratory
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Laboratory
Environmental Science: Systems and Processes
and Environmental Science: Systems and Processes Laboratory
Earth Systems: Elements of Physical Geography
Physical Geology
and Physical Geology Laboratory
Environmental Geology
and Environmental Geology Laboratory
College Physics I
and College Physics I Laboratory
General Physics I
and General Physics I Laboratory
College Physics II
and College Physics II Laboratory
General Physics II
and General Physics II Laboratory
Complete the following:
WRTG A212Writing and the Professions3
GEO A146Geomatics Computations I3
GEO A156Fundamentals of Surveying3
GEO A157Computer-Aided Drafting for Surveyors3
GEO A256Engineering Surveying3
GEO A266Advanced Surveying3
GEO A267Boundary Law I3
GIS A101Introduction to Geographic Information Systems3
GIS A201Intermediate Geographic Information Systems3
College Algebra for Calculus
and Trigonometry
or MATH A155 Precalculus
Total Credits39-42

A minimum of 60 credits is required for the degree.

Course Sequence

To accommodate course prerequisites and scheduling, it is highly recommended that students follow this course sequencing.

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