Geographic Information Systems

Associate of Applied Science

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The Geographic Information Systems Associate of Applied Science Degree is a program that integrates the mapping sciences, geographic information systems technology, and spatial analysis in a program related to computer supported data storage, management, and display functions. The program offers students the opportunity to develop the skills and abilities required of professionals in geographic information systems and related fields. Geospatial techniques are used to aid in decision making in fields as diverse as business, marketing, homeland security, public policy, environment, engineering, public health, archeology and criminal justice by identifying patterns between graphical information (maps) and data.

General Education Courses

CIS 118

Introduction to PC Applications

3

or

 

 

CSC 105

Computer Literacy

(3)

ENG 131

Technical Writing I

3

or

 

 

ENG 121

English Composition I: CO1

(3)

MAT 135

Introduction to Statistics: MA1

3

and

 

 

MAT 179

Computer Applications for Statistical Procedures

1

or

 

 

MAT 121

College Algebra: MA1

(4)

GEO 105

World Regional Geography: SS2

3

GEO 111

Physical Geography – Landforms: SC1

4

 

 

17

Other Course Requirements

CSC 150

Visual Basic Programming

3

or

 

 

CSC 154

Introduction to MS Visual Basic .NET (OOP)

(3)

CIS 145

Complete PC Database

3

or

 

 

CIS 243

Introduction to PL/SQL

(3)

GIS 101

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

3

GIS 110

Introduction to Cartography

3

GIS 165

GIS Project Management

3

GIS 205

GIS Applications

3

GIS 211

Spatial Data Modeling & Analysis

4

GIS 212

Remote Sensing & Digital Image Processing

4

GIS 280

Internship

4

Electives choose thirteen (13) from electives list below

13

 

43

Total Credit Hours

60

Approved Electives

GIS 131

GPS for Geographic Information Systems

3

GIS 207

Introduction to ArcView 3D Analyst

3

GIS 208

Introduction to ArcView Network Analyst

3

GIS 209

Introduction To ArcView Spatial Analyst

3

GIS 221

Community Assessment & Analysis

3

GIS 225

Spatial Analyst-Agriculture: GIS Approach

3

GIS 226

Spatial Hydrology – ArcView GIS

3

NOTE: The Department Chair may approve additional elective choices.

Certificate

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The Geographic Information Systems certificate is designed to develop skills and abilities necessary for successful employment using GIS applications. GIS is a computer based data processing tool used to map, manage, analyze, display and model spatial information.

Enrolling students must be computer literate.

CIS 145

Complete PC Database

3

or

 

 

CIS 243

Introduction to PL/SQL

(3)

CSC 150

Visual Basic Programming

3

or

 

 

CSC 154

Introduction to MS Visual Basic .NET (OOP)

(3)

GIS 101

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

3

GIS 205

GIS Applications

3

GIS 212

Remote Sensing & Digital Image Processing

4

GIS 280

Internship

2

Total Credit Hours

18