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Geospatial Information Technology (GIT)

Faculty Coordinator: Tom Crawford

Geospatial Information Technology (GIT) includes collection and analysis of remotely sensed data, digital spatial and attribute data used by geographic information systems (GIS), and the application of related technologies such as the Global Positioning System (GPS).


Geographic Information Science is one of the leading careers in the United States today.

As depth of knowledge is important for careers in the industry, this certificate requires 12 hours of geospatial coursework. Coursework is taken from three categories, beginning with introductory topics, and continuing through more advanced and specialized topics as best fits the student’s background and future goals. Virginia Tech students accepted in any graduate program category (PhD., MS, MA, Commonwealth Campus, or Non-Degree) can be admitted into the GIT program by completing the Graduate Certificate Application.