Introduction to Geomatics - AAS

The Department of Geomatics at UAA offers a curriculum leading to a 2-year Associate of Applied Science degree in Geomatics.  The Associate of Applied Sciences degree in Geomatics prepares students for technician-level employment as land survey technicians or as automated mapping technicians.  Those working as survey technicians frequently work outdoors, travel to various job locations, and enjoy an independent lifestyle.  Automated mapping technicians work with the latest cartographic techniques and equipment and easily transfer skills learned in Geomatics courses to other disciplines.

To learn more about the Associate degree program in Geomatics at the University of Alaska Anchorage follow the links on the left side of this page.


Admissions Requirements

To be admitted as a degree-seeking student to the Geomatics program complete the Associate Degree Programs Admission Requirements listed in Chapter 9 of the Course Catalog. Students must also demonstrate a certain level of computer competency prior to enrollment in any GEO or GIS course.  In addition, students entering the undergraduate engineering program must have completed the following high school courses with grades of "C" or better:

  • English 3 years

  • Algebra 2 years

  • Trigonometry 1/2 year

  • Physics 1 year

It is recommended that students graduating from high school without satisfactorily completing the courses noted above enroll in the necessary courses to make up deficiencies during the summer session. 

Only those students admitted to the undergraduate engineering program may take courses offered by the School of Engineering at the 200-level or above. Students not admitted to the program may petition the School of Engineering to be admitted to individual courses.


Course Sequence

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