GST 103 (Data Acquisition & Management)

This course addresses the interpretation and understanding of a variety of data formats available in a geographic information system (GIS). It introduces the fundamental concepts of primary GIS data creation and discusses quantitative techniques for collection, classification, and management of geographical data. Course content is based upon the United States Department of Labor�۪s Geospatial Technology Competency Model for entry level geospatial occupations including Geospatial or GIS Technicians and Technologists.
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Primary Material Type:
Online Course
Del Mar College
Project Name:
National Information, Security, and Geospatial Technology Consortium (NISGTC)
Funding Source:
geospatial, technology, geographic information systems, GIS, coordinate systems, map projections, raster, vector, analysis, cartography, mapping, digitizing

Industry / Occupation

Industry Partner:
BILT (see support docs for explanation)
Industry Sector:
Information Technology -- Computer Operating Systems (Programming), Digital Forensics, Cyber Security, Network Security, IT Security (51)
Computer and Mathematical Occupations (15-0000)

Education / Instructional Information

Instructional Program:
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (11)
Credit Type:
  • Credit
Credential Type:
  • Certificate
  • Stacked/Latticed Credential Model
  • Associate Degree
Educational Level of Materials:
  • 2nd Year Community College or equivalent
Time Required:
96 clock hours
English (United States)
Interactivity Type:
Mix of Active and Presentation.
Quality Rubric:
Quality Note:
The SMEs were all trained in the Universal Design for Learning protocols and principles before their course development effort started. All the courses were developed to the national GTCM standard and reviewed by the project manager Phillip Davis who helped establish the GTCM with DOL in 2010.
Quality of Subject Matter was assured by:
  • Other
Quality of Online/Hybrid Course Design assured by:
  • None
Course Note:
Marketable Skills Award Level I, Marketable Skills Award Level II and AAS GIS

Copyright / Licensing

Primary License:
Creative Commons License
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