Imagery Analysis

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

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.


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.

Potential Job Titles

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 Courses

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Required Courses

Course # Course Name Credit(s)
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 2305 Practical Imagery Applic 4 credits
JOUR 1101 Mass Communications 3 credits
NSCI 1103 Geology 4 credits

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