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Monday, February 26, 2007

Online AS in GIS from American Sentinel

Per a press release:

American Sentinel is the first DETC-accredited U.S. college to offer an AS in GIS.

Let’s unpack that. American Sentinel was “founded as a Vanderbilt University Technology Company,” and “delivers to its students and their employers the competitive advantages of unique online education programs focused on the needs of high-growth sectors.” The U.S. Dept. of Labor has indicated that geospstial technology is a high growth sector.

DETC? That refers to Distance Education and Training Council (DETC) accreditation. DETC is a non-profit started in 1926 to accredit distance (then mostly corresondence courses, I guess). It’s “recognized by” the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the United States Department of Education.

AS? The associates degree, a two year degree, is designed to be a stepping stone to a tranfer for a four year degree in GIS or an entry level position.

There are many GIS certificate programs available in the U.S. both online and on campus. I know that ESRI for one has been working to get GIS into community (2 year) colleges.

The curriculum for this program includes some interesting requirements (among others):

a course in world geography
a course in MS Office
a course in algebra
and six GIS courses

- press release

by Adena Schutzberg on 02/26 at 06:56 AM | Comments | Bookmark and Share

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