In 2013 Harrisburg University established a Geospatial Technology Center (GTC) to support a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection to map abandoned coal mines.
Industry partnerships for corporate faculty, substantive internships, and project-based use of resources are a core component of the Harrisburg University Geospatial Technology program and a leading factor in preparing graduates for seamless integration into the workforce.
The B.S. degree in Geospatial Technology at Harrisburg University of Science and Technology is one of only a handful of programs in the nation and our graduates are in high demand.
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Albert Sarvis received his B.A. in Geoenvironmental Studies from Shippensburg University in 1991 and M.A. in Geography at Ohio University in 1994. Mr. Sarvis began his teaching experience as a Graduate Assistant at OU teaching Physical Geography and Geospatial Technology labs. Mr. Sarvis has also taught graduate level Geospatial Technology classes at Indiana University’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs and undergraduate classes at Harrisburg Area Community College. In 2005 he began working with Harrisburg University as a corporate faculty member helping to develop and teach the Geospatial Technology program before joining the HU staff full time in January 2011.