Front Range Community College will begin offering its first four-year degree this fall: a Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.) in Geospatial Science.
Anyone interested in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is invited to visit our campus in Longmont to learn more. Come meet with faculty and current students while learning about program requirements and career opportunities.
Geospatial Science courses teach a set of skills and technologies that are used in more than 400 occupations, including environmental science, engineering, and fire protection.
Geospatial Science B.A.S. Information Session
Thursday, March 7, 2019
6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
FRCC’s Boulder County Campus
2190 Miller Drive in Longmont
Let us know you’re coming! Register here for the event!
Why a Bachelor’s Degree in Geospatial Science?
This degree will prepare students to work in high-tech fields, including:
- Geographical Information Systems (GIS);
- Global Positioning Systems;
- Satellite Remote Sensing; and
- Photogrammetry and LiDAR Data Analysis.
In Colorado and the surrounding states, there are very few undergraduate programs focused specifically in GIS or Geospatial Science. “Employers have asked FRCC to develop a higher-level program,” said Deborah Craven, dean of instruction for FRCC’s Boulder County Campus. “There are hundreds of GIS job openings per year in Colorado that this program will help to fill.”
The new program builds on the successful associate degree program currently offered by FRCC. The new Bachelor of Applied Science offering will allow associate degree graduates to continue on for an additional 60 credits to complete their bachelor’s. Students graduating from the new bachelor’s program will have the skills to step into GIS positions without the need for extensive additional training.
Offering the more advanced courses also gives students an opportunity to build additional skills, even if they don’t want to stay for the full bachelor’s degree. Taking one (or more) of the higher-level courses can provide them with vital skills specific to their job or desired field. FRCC will begin offering the full program this fall.
About Front Range Community College
FRCC offers nearly 100 degree and certificate programs from locations in Boulder County, Larimer County, Westminster, and Brighton, and online. FRCC is a member of the Colorado Community College System.
About the Colorado Community College System
The Colorado Community College System (CCCS) is the state’s largest system of higher education, serving 138,000 students annually at 13 colleges and 39 locations across Colorado. Our open access mission ensures all Coloradans who aspire to enrich their lives have access to quality higher education opportunities.