Geospatial Technology

The Geospatial Technology curriculum provides a broad background in Geographic Information System (GIS) and Global Positioning System (GPS) technologies with practical applications in municipal, industrial, natural resources management, and other fields.

Course work consists of class and hands-on experience with GIS/GPS technologies, including running and modifying current GIS software, creating and manipulating GIS databases, and operating GPS technology.

Graduates should find employment as field technicians or as database and mapping assistants.



Geospatial Technology Degree Graduation Plan

Geographic Information Science Certificate Graduation Plan

Internet Mapping Services Certificate Graduation Plan

Students may also be interested in the Computer Technology Integration program.

Additional Information:

This program of study is offered in a 100% online environment.  Students can complete the degree and/or certificate options from a distance without ever coming to the ECC campus.

Wake Technical Community College Collaboration - This degree is offered to Wake Technical Community College students through a collaborative agreement between Edgecombe Community College and Wake Tech.  As such, Wake Tech students must be admitted to ECC prior to seeking enrollment in courses offered by ECC.  Students are encouraged to apply for admission early.  Students may apply online by following the steps found in the Become A Student section of the website.

The GeoTech Center is a collaboration of community college educators working together to improve the geospatial technology workforce through improvements to pedagogy, instruction, curriculum and faculty development for America's 1150 two-year community and technical colleges.


Gainful Employment Data (2012-2013)

Geospatial Technology Certificate


Faculty Contact:

Trey Cherry
Chair, Information Technology Studies 
Edgecombe Community College
2009 W. Wilson St.
Tarboro, NC 27886
(252) 823-5166, ext. 207