Imagery Analysis

  • Credits: 30
  • Degree Type: Certificate
  • Campus: Thief River Falls

The Imagery Analysis program is designed to prepare students to analyze, interpret, and communicate vital imagery information taken from a variety of sensors and present them in a professional, comprehendible manner to decision makers in both the government and civilian sector.


Program Overview

The Imagery Analysis certificate will concentrate on distinguishing imagery from various platforms and sensors, conventional imagery exploitation techniques, and imagery interpretation principles. Students will identify key features and obtain precise measurements within the area of interest, integrate and interpret maps and charts as they relate to imagery, and develop imagery information dissemination skills. Students will acquire a variety of skills ranging from UAS general knowledge to a precise depiction of the imagery objective. Students receive hands-on training varying from still satellite imagery to Full Motion Video UAS derived imagery.

This program is designed to prepare students to analyze, interpret, and communicate vital imagery information taken from a variety of sensors and present them in a professional, comprehendible manner to decision makers in both the government and civilian sector.


Career Opportunities

Geospatial Information Scientists and Technologists research or develop geospatial technologies. They may produce maps, tables, or reports using spatial analysis procedures or geographic information systems (GIS) technology. Geospatial Information Technologists

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Program Course Listings

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Required Courses

Course # Course Name Credit(s)
IMAG 1100 Imagery Intelligence 3
IMAG 1101 Remote Sensing 3
IMAG 1103 Imagery Software/Mapping 4
IMAG 2100 Writing/Presentation 4
IMAG 2102 Practical IA 5
IMAG 2301 Full Motion Video Analysi 3
IMAG 2305 Practical Imagery Applic 4
NSCI 1103 Geology 4
TOTAL CREDITS: 30
 

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Program Specific Requirements

Students achieving assessment scores below the established minimums must register and successfully complete (with a grade of C or better) the required developmental courses in order to meet graduation requirements.

The college minimum scores for the Accuplacer Assessment test are as follows:
Reading Comprehension: 64
Arithmetic: 50


  1. Student will define the role of UAV's as they pertain to imagery analysis.
  2. Student will describe the roles and responsibilities of an imagery analyst in military and civilian sectors.
  3. Student will describe the purposes of Full Motion Video and still imagery.
  4. Student will prepare and present written and oral imagery information reports based on imagery information extraction.
  5. Student will apply image manipulation techniques through approriate computer software programs.
  6. Student will demonstrate the process of identifying key interpretaton features located on imagery objectives.
  7. Student will identify platforms and sensors and explain their capabilities utilized in the collection of imagery.
  8. Student will identify mapping systems and the association between maps and imagery.
  9. Student will identify and extract imagery data for the purpose of communicating imagery information.
  10. Student will compare and contrast archived imagery information for the purpose of situational assessments within the imaged area.

Program Accreditation

Northland Community & Technical College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

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Program Faculty

  • Patricia Dramdahl
  • Imagery & Geospatial Analysis Instructor
  • Campus: Aerospace Site
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  • Francisco Nix
  • Imagery Analysis Instructor
  • Campus: Thief River Falls
  • Tel: (218) 683-8653
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  • Stephen Sorenson
  • Imagery Analysis Instructor
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