Imagery Analysis

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

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.

Featured Story

Part Gamer, Part Sherlock Holmes

Geospatial Intelligence Unlocks Career Paths For Problem Solvers

Read Story »


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.

According to CAREERwise, the median hourly pay as a Geographic Information Systems Technician in the state of Minnesota is $35.97 per hour. The employment outlook through 2024 is not known due to data not yet available in this new and emerging career field.

Job Outlook & Salary Data


According to ISEEK, Minnesota's career, education and job resource, employment for Imagery Analysis in the state of Minnesota from 2010-2020 is Geospatial Information Technologists

Program Course Listings

View semester course schedule order by campus: Thief River Falls Online


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 2305 Practical Imagery Applic 4
JOUR 1101 Mass Communications 3
NSCI 1103 Geology 4