Individuals who want a general academic program and who may not be sure what they want to do usually choose a four-year college or university. Such a program lays the foundation for more advanced studies and professional work. Four-year colleges and universities offer bachelor's degrees (the B.A. and B.S.) in most areas in the arts and sciences, such as English literature, foreign languages, history, economics, political science, biology, zoology, chemistry, and in many other fields.
The Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA), American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) and the Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors have been providing certificate programs within the last ten years. The URISA Certification Committee was established in 1998 to develop professional certification in each of 23 discipline areas.
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Find 4-year colleges that offer courses in geospatial technology:
Get started with the U.S. Department of Education's Think College web site. It will help you get started navigating the sometimes confusing world of college.
Whatever you decide, you are in the driver's seat!