Homeland Security: Geographic Information, Spatial Technology's WEBPAGE

 

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DISCOVER: Learn about the Homeland Security: G.I.S.T. Program

EXPLORE: Dig deeper into the advantages and benefits of Homeland Security: G.I.S.T.

PLAN & APPLY: Create a pathway to a career in this field

10th graders must apply by Dec 1st for first round decisions!!
 

 

INSTRUCTOR GIST

Paul Burnside (Email:     pwburns@carrollk12.org ) :  

Specialized Training:

Geographic Information Systems Technology

Other CCCPS schools worked:

•Winters Mill High School
•Westminster High School

 

 

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DESCRIPTION GIST

A geographic information system (GIS) is a system designed to capture, store, manipulate, analyze, manage, and present all types of geographical data.  The main component of GIS is its layers both geographic (spatial) coupled with information such as building, roads, topography, political boundaries, school districts which are referenced to places on the map and  infused with data and information such as level of household income, education, political affiliation and unlimited amounts of data.  Combining these layers allows GIS to be such an effective problem solving tool through spatial analysis.  Layers of information are combined with geospatial software and tools, to enable spatial analysis, manage large datasets, and display information in a map/graphical form with endless applications to law enforcement, military, business, agriculture, emergency management, distribution, migration, and so much more.

 

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BROCHURE & VIDEOS

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Brochure (1)   Brochure (2)

Youtube Videos (caution: 3rd party website):

Videos about CCCTC and other programs      

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ADVANTAGES

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COLLEGE ADVANTAGE: 

Get a jump start on college- Use college level texts to earn college credit while having the training, skills, and experience that most high school graduates do not get until they are well into their college major.  This program puts students in touch with state of the equipment and techniques before they go to college. Students in this program will feel right at home in any college lab.  (more)

  CAREER ADVANTAGE:

Start your career NOW- Work with industry grade technology that our local business partners use every day.  This shows employers you are trained and have the skills industry is looking for in a Homeland Security: G.I.S.T. employee.  These skills allow the best students to find an internship at a local businesses. (more)

SkillsUSA: 

Compete at the state and national level- our Homeland Security: G.I.S.T. Program has been highly successful in competitions sponsored by SkillsUSA. (more)

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MAJOR TOPICS & SKILLS GIST

MAJOR TOPICS COVERED

Summary of topics by classes:

  • Geographic Information System (GIS) and Remote Sensing (RS) technology
  • Digital mapping to image analysis
  • Image analysis
  • Integrating external hardware in order to incorporate real time data from GPS units
  • Students will choose projects designed to apply geospatial skills
  • Routing analysis
  • Three dimensional, spatial analysis

CAREER SKILLS YOU WILL LEARN

See the list of skills you will learn in this program-  <Email instructor for list of skills students will learn> 

Professionalism

At CCCTC we know how important professionalism is to getting and keeping a job.  <We emphasize professionalism in each program> 

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SAVE MONEY AND TIME AFTER HIGH SCHOOL GIST

 EARN COLLEGE CREDIT 

Homeland Security: G.I.S.T. partners with these schools- Students can earn college credtis in this program through our agreements with these colleges:

  • Community College of Baltimore County 
  • Fredrick Community College

Contact the college or trade school you plan to attend and find out if you can earn credits or advanced standing at their institution!

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ARE YOUR READY? GIST

HERE ARE THE QUALITIES NEEDED FOR THIS PROGRAM:

  1. OUR PROGRAMS ARE RUN LIKE REAL BUSINESSES!!!  Do you have the work ethic, perseverance, professionalism, and problem solving skills needed to be successful in Homeland Security: G.I.S.T.? 
  2. Qualities and characteristics you will need:
  • Able to work independently
  • Able to work well in a team
  • Computer and technical skills
  • High interest in Mathematics and Science
  • Organizational skills to manage multiple projects
  • Problem-solving skills to analyze situations or data and produce appropriate solutions
  • Self-motivation and academically ready for college level curriculum
  • Strong math and reading skills
  • Utilize logic to solve problems
  • Work through difficult problems
  • (more)
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YOU HAVE TO APPLY!! GIST

 <THE APPLICATION PROCESS>-  SPACE IS LIMITED FOR SOME PROGRAMS.  Acceptance is based on Attendance, GPA, and grades/rigor in certain classes.  Also, tenth graders who apply by Dec 1st are part of the first round of decisions. See the <How to Apply webpage>

 

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HOW DOES IT FIT WITH YOUR SCHEDULE? GIST

SCHEDULING INFORMATION 

PREREQUISITES- (Completed before you start the program)

  • Able to be successfull in college level academics
  • 94% attendance and 2.0 GPA in academic level classes

SCHEDULE OF PROGRAM-

JUNIOR YEAR

FALL

Mods 1-4: home H.S.

 

SPRING 

Mod 1: home H.S.

Mods 2-3 @ CCCTC

Mod 4: home H.S.

SENIOR YEAR

FALL

Mod 1: home H.S.

Mods 2-3 @ CCCTC

Mod 4: home H.S.

SPRING

Mods 1-4: home H.S. or the opportunity for an internship based on performance in the program

FROM THE PROGRAM OF STUDIES-  Suggested Educational Career Plan and a description of the program found in the program of studies.  To see the most recent information go to the current Carroll County Program of Studies

ECP    See the Program of Studies for most up to date information.

Click to see a SAMPLE Educational Career Plan

ARRIVAL/DISMISSAL TIMES-  <Arrival/dismissal times and other dates>

CCCTC TRANSPORTATION- Transportation is provided to from your home high.  (there are some exceptions such as community based internship)  Also, students going to CCCTC will still have classes at their home high school and may continue to be involved in extracurricular activities. 

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CAREERS THAT START WITH THIS PROGRAM GIST

CAREERS AND COLLEGE MAJORS 

EXPERIENCE YOUR CAREER IN HIGH SCHOOL-  Do you want to go to college, start a career OR pay for college with your new career?  Joining the CCCTC is a life changing experience  where you are immersed with others students who are interested in your field.  You learn in professionally reviewed programs from industry proven experts.  THIS IS REAL-LIFE!

ENTRY LEVEL- With CCCTC start a career right after high school

  • managing data for local businesses and governement
  • tracking sales, deliveries, and market share in a communit

TECHNICAL LEVEL- CCCTC and a 2 year associates degree or trade school degree 

  • managing a forest
  • routing 911 vehicles
  • guiding "intelligent" vehicles

PROFESSIONAL LEVEL- CCCTC and a four year degree that you will be well prepared to complete

  • designing a cellular phone network
  • managing a city
  • assessing environmental impact
  • designing a road
  • mapping natural hazards and disasters
  • providing famine relief
  • studying the causes and consequences of global climate

Check Out These Career Sites:

Check Out These Career Sites to find the many paths our student begin at CCCTC!

ONETThe O*NET program is the nation's primary source of occupational information.

OOH: Occupational Outlook Handbook: Extensive government database of over 20,000 Career.

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PROFESSIONALLY REVIEWED PROGRAMS GIST

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS  (Don't just take our word for it)

Community College of Baltimore County -   all have an agreement with CCCTC based on the college's requirements for curriculum, faculties, and instructor that is reviewed and renewed periodically to guarantee that students are getting the equivalent instruction at CCCTC that would be expected in class at that institution.  Credits are awarded based on that agreement. 

PROFESSIONAL ADVISORY COUNSEL  By Federal and state regulations each program has a group of local business and educational institutions that periodically meets to discuss  the programs curriculum and resources to make sure current trends in technology and skills are being taught so that students are prepared for the ever changing career requirements for that industry.  (more)

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Program Accomplishments GIST

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Student Testimonials GIST

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