Geospatial Intelligence Analysis

  • Credits: 60
  • Degree Type: A.A.S.
  • Campus: Thief River Falls

Program Overview

The AAS Degree will prepare students to manage the tasking, processing, exploitation, and dissemination (TPED) process, conduct end to end Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT) operations, and create a geospatially prepared environment in which visualization products can be used by decision makers to answer essential elements of information.


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)
GINT 2300 GEOINT Analysis 4
GINT 2301 GEOINT Collection Mgmt 4
GINT 2400 Open Src Collection Mgmt 5
GINT 2402 GEOINT Operations 5
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
MATH 1102 Contemporary Math 3
NSCI 1103 Geology 4
ANTH 2202 Cultural Anthropology 3
ENGL 1111 Composition I 3
JOUR 1101 Mass Communications 3

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Program Specific Requirements

  1. Student will apply imagery interpretation principles to analyze and interpret the physical nature of features and phenomena appearing on imagery.
  2. Student will learn the principles and concepts of handling, securing, and storing sensitive material.
  3. Student will evaluate the capabilities of sensors and platforms.
  4. Student will use critical thinking and problem-solving skills to create geospatial intelligence products that visually depict essential elements of information.
  5. Student will apply communication skills to orally convey comprehensive ideas and analytical assessments.
  6. Student will apply principles and procedures of tasking, processing, exploiting, and disseminating imagery.
  7. Student will document the function of the National System for Geospatial Intelligence (NSG) and how it contributes to the GEOINT discipline.
  8. Student will apply knowledge of the principles of GEOINT collection management to effectively manage strategies and assets.
  9. Student will gather open source information, validate, and apply it to an analytical problem in a manner that supports GEOINT findings.
  10. Student will document the roles and relationships of the National Reconnaissance Program (NRP) and the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO).

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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Transferring to NCTC?

We know there are a number of reasons students consider transferring from their current college or university. We also know you might have concerns about transferring current course work, meeting program prerequisites, managing timelines, and more. As a transfer student, you’ll quickly discover that creating opportunities for your smooth transition to Northland is our top priority. Our transfer admissions specialists and academic counselors understand this is an important move for you and will do everything they can to make your transition as easy as possible.

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Program Faculty

  • Francisco Nix
  • Imagery Analysis Instructor
  • Campus: Thief River Falls
  • Tel: (218) 683-8653
  • Toll Free: 1.800.959.6282
  • Stephen Sorenson
  • Imagery Analysis Instructor
  • Campus: Aerospace Site
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