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GEO – Geography Instructor Qualifications

General Geography Courses 

  • Master’s Degree in Geography or a Master’s Degree in a related field* plus 30 hours of graduate  quarter credits in Geography.

*related fields include GIS, Forestry, Computer Science, Environmental Science, Urban Planning,  Anthropology/Archeology, Economics, History, Political Science, Geology, Engineering, Public or Community  Health, Architecture, Earth or Physical Sciences, Conservation Science, and other similar degrees

This list of degree areas may not be inclusive as there are other degree areas that may be appropriate. The  Division Dean, in consultation with the Faculty Department chair, will make a recommendation to the Dean  of Instruction about the applicability of a particular degree that is outside the scope of this list

Technical Geography Courses 

GEO 170, 221, 223, 240, 242, 244, 246, 265, 266, 267 

  • Same requirements for general Geography courses OR
  • Master’s degree in a related field* and have completed at least 30 hours of graduate quarter  credits in Geography or GIS with 3 years of current, full time work experience in GIS OR • Bachelor’s degree in Geography, GIS, or in a related field* with 4 years of current, full time work  experience in GIS OR
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field* with a GIS certificate with 12 or more quarter credit hours in  GIS, and 4 years of current, full time work experience.

GEO 248 

  • Hold at least an Associate’s degree AND
  • Hold a current FAA Remote Pilot Certificate issued under 14 CFR Part 107 AND • Present a pilot log or portfolio, demonstrating experience as Remote Pilot in Command, piloting at  least two models of small UAS, conducting thirty logged flights from take-off to controlled,  undamaged landings.

GEO 252, 254 

  • Hold at least an Associate’s degree AND
  • Hold a current FAA Remote Pilot Certificate issued under 14 CFR Part 107 AND • Present a pilot log or portfolio, demonstrating experience as Remote Pilot in Command, piloting at  least two models of small UAS, conducting thirty logged flights from take-off to controlled,  undamaged landings AND
  • Demonstrable competency in Geospatial applications of drones gained through a combination of  study, professional experience, or teaching/training.

GEO 260 

  • Same requirements for Technical Geography Courses OR
  • At least an Associate’s degree in Engineering, Geomatics, or a related field AND
  • Hold a Land Surveyor in Training or Professional Land Surveyors license with experience in  Boundary Surveying.

 

GEO Instructor Qualifications prior to December 2020