Imagery Analysis

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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.

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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 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

Program Course Listings

Required Courses

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

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Program Learner Outcomes

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.

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