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Environmental Geospatial Information Science Technician

Associate of Applied Science Degree

The EHS-Environmental Geospatial Information Science Technician (ENV GIS TECH) Associate of Applied Science degree provides students with a foundation in the natural sciences and a firm understanding of geographic information systems (GIS). Students will complete courses in chemistry, soils, water resources and environmental science while developing skills in mapping and geospatial data management. General Education requirements are designed to encourage students to develop critical and creative thinking, computation, communication and technology skills. The geospatial thinking component of the program helps students develop the skills to effectively collect, map, manage, and analyze data. The foundation gained from this program will prepare students to address and mitigate complex environmental problems. Employment opportunities in this field are vast and include the energy industry, state government, and federal agencies such as the Bureau of Land Management and the National Parks.

Course Number Course

Credits

BIOL 1080 Intro to Environmental Science

4 credits

CHEM 1000 Intro to Chemistry

4 credits

CMAP 1200 Computer Information Systems

3 credits

CPED 1000 OR 
ENR 2050
Co-Op Work Experience I OR Environmental Field Methods

3 credits

EHS 2500 Environmental Compliance Technology

3 credits

ENGL 2002 Technical Writing

3 credits

ENR 2040 Environmental Regulatory Agencies

1 credit

ENR 2425 Mountain Environments

4 credits

GEOG 2310 Intro to Geographic Information Systems

4 credits

GEOG 2410 Advanced Geographic Information Systems

4 credits

GEOG 2110 OR 
GEOG 2140
Techniques in Cartography OR Remote Sensing

4 credits

GEOG 2135 Applied GPS for GIS

3 credits

GEOG 1200 Geospatial Foundations

4 credits

MATH 1000 Problem Solving

3 credits

PEAC 2025 Wilderness Navigation

1 credit

REWM 1300 Intro to Water Resources

3 credits

SOIL 2010 Introduction to Soil Science

4 credits



General Education requirements provide students a general knowledge to help them complete a degree at CWC.

CourseCredits
Writing Level I 3
American & Wyoming Government 3
University Studies 1

CERTIFICATES

The EHS Environmental GIS Technician certificate combines hands-on training in field methods and mapping with classroom instruction in environmental science. Students will exit the program with a firm foundation in the field of environmental technology and will enter the professional realm with improved technical skills and a stronger academic background. All of the courses included in the certificate program will count towards completion of an AAS in Environmental Health and Safety – Environmental GIS Technician track.

Program Requirements

Course Number Course

Credits

BIOL 1080 Intro to Environmental Science

4 credits

ENGL 1010 English Composition I

3 credits

CMAP 1200 OR 
ENGL 2002
Computer Information Systems OR Technical Writing

3 credits

ENR 2040 Environmental Regulatory Agencies

1 credit

ENR 2050 Environmental Field Methods

3 credits

GEOG 2310 Intro to Geographic Information Systems

4 credits

GEOG 2110 OR 
GEOG 1200
Techniques in Cartography OR Geospatial Foundations

4 credits

MATH 1000 Problem Solving

3 credits

PEAC 2025 Wilderness Navigation

1 credit

 

General Education Requirements

CourseCredits
University Studies 1 credit

 

Total Credit Hours: 31

The EHS Expedition Science Cert II combines hands-on training in environmental and archaeological field and research skills, with techniques in outdoor leadership and geospatial information science and technology (GIST). The student will learn how to map and present environmental, archaeological, and recreation-related data, and will apply mapping skills to field and wilderness-based research expeditions. The student will exit the Expedition Science Certificate II program with a firm introduction to the fields of environmental and geospatial science, and new leadership and presentation skills. Depending on course selection, the student may opt to participate in summer-long fieldwork in Archaeology and/or internships in other realms. Courses from the EHS Expedition Science certificate program can be applied towards completion of either an Associate of Science in Expedition Science and/or towards the AAS in EHS-Environmental Geospatial Information Science and Tech (ENV GIS TECH).

Program Requirements

Choose at least eighteen (18) credits from the following:

Course Number Course

Credits

ANTH 1210 Climate Change and the Human Experience

3 credits

ANTH 1300 Intro to Archaeology

3 credits

ANTH 2020 Material Culture Studies

3 credits

BIOL 1080 Intro to Environmental Science

4 credits

CPED 1000 Co-Op Work Experience I:

3 credits

EDUC 1055 Introduction to Outdoor Education

3 credits

EDUC 2470 Outdoor Education Practicum

4 credits

ENR 2040 Environmental Regulatory Agencies

1 credit

ENR 2050 Environmental Field Methods

3 credits

ENR 2425 Mountain Environments

4 credits

GEOG 1020 Intro to Human Geography

3 credits

G&R 2020 Mountaineering OR Wilderness Backpacking

1 - 5 credits

G&R 2030 Wilderness Backpacking:

1 - 5 credits

G&R 2031 Combined Expeditions:

1 - 5 credits

GEOG 2310 Intro to Geographic Information Systems

4 credits

GEOG 2410 Advanced Geographic Information Systems

4 credits

GEOG 2110 Techniques in Cartography

4 credits

GEOG 1200 Geospatial Foundations

4 credits

GEOL 1070 The Earth: Its Physical Environment

4 credits

ASTR 1070 The Earth: Its Physical Environment

4 credits

HLED 2010 Wilderness First Responder

4 credits

MDIA 2200 Electronic Media Production

3 credits

Not Applicable  Any NOLS Wilderness Course

1-5 credits

PEAC 1380 Outdoor Multi-Sport

1 - 3 credits

PEAC 2025 Wilderness Navigation

1 credit

 

Total Credit Hours: 18

Let the adventure begin

If you have an interest in anthropologyenvironmental sciencegeospatial information systems technology (GIST), or outdoor education you can begin your studies and career on top of the Rocky Mountains as part of the Alpine Science Institute at Central Wyoming College.  

Student on glacier

Get to know your instructors!

Jacki Klancher

Associate Professor of Environmental Health

Jacki Klancher has been an educator for more than 20 years. Originally from Patricia, Alberta Canada, Klancher has been at CWC for more than 10 years as a professor and she was integral in launching the Interdisciplinary Climate Change Expedition. This undergraduate research program has allowed her to integrate the classroom component of the EHS Environmental GIST and Expedition Science programs with wilderness travel and adventure.