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Geographic Information Science - AAS

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Geographic Information Science works in partnership with industry to provide quality workforce education in the new, rapidly expanding fields of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Global Positioning Systems (GPS). The programs use up-to-date technology and afford students a wide variety of employment opportunities in the corporate world and government agencies. GIS specialists work with GIS computer programs that enable the user to create maps and other graphics that can be layered with other data.


Prerequisite Courses

Year 1

Semester 1
EDUC 1300 Learning Framework 3
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
MATH 1314 College Algebra 3
GISC 1411 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems(GIS) 4
Semester 2
GEOG 1301 Physical Geography 3
GISC 1401 Cartography and Geography in Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and Global Positioning Systems 4
GISC 1421 Introduction to Raster-Based Geographic Information Systems (GIS) 4
COSC 1436 Programming Fundamentals I 4
Semester 3
ITSE 1345 Introduction to Oracle SQL 3
DFTG 1309 Basic Computer-Aided Drafting 3

Year 2

Semester 1
GISC 2401 Data Acquisition and Analysis in Geographic Information Systems GIS 4
GISC 2250 Scripting for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) 2
GISC 2411 Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Applications 4
XXXX #3## Social/Behavioral Sciences Elective 3
Semester 2
GEOL 1403 Physical Geology 4
XXXX #3## Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
GISC 2359 Web-Served Geographic Information Systems (GIS) (Capstone) 3
GISC 2364 Practicum - Cartography OR
GISC 2380 Cooperative Education - Cartography OR
GISC 1491 Special Topics in Cartography 3
Semester 3
Total Credits 60

1. A list of electives appears in the Core Curriculum section of this catalog.

Capstone Statement

A capstone course is a course designed to provide opportunities for students to integrate knowledge from their core and concentration courses, to gain insight into the meanings of professionalism and professional practice, and to reflect on the norms of a discipline or profession.

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