Course Descriptions

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  • GIS-111 - Introduction to GIS
    This course introduces the hardware and software components of a Geographic Information System and reviews GIS applications. Topics include data structures and basic functions, methods of data capture and sources of data, and the nature and characteristics of spatial data and objects. Upon completion, students should be able to identify GIS hardware components, typical operations, products/applications, and differences between database models and between raster and vector systems.
    Credit Hours
    Classroom: 2
    Lab: 2
    Clinical/Work:
    Total Hours: 3
  • GIS-112 - Introduction to GPS
    This course provides an overview of Global Positioning Systems (GPS). Topics include the theory, implementation, and operations of GPS, as well as alternate data source remote sensing. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the fundamentals of GPS.
    Credit Hours
    Classroom: 2
    Lab: 2
    Clinical/Work:
    Total Hours: 3
  • GIS-120 - Introduction to Geodesy
    This course introduces the fundamental concepts behind map projections, datums, and coordinate systems. Topics include the theory of how the earth's shape is defined and how geographic features are positioned using spherical coordinate systems. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the fundamentals of geodesy as it relates to the measurement and representation of the earth.
    Credit Hours
    Classroom: 2
    Lab: 2
    Clinical/Work:
    Total Hours: 3
  • GIS-121 - Georeferencing & Mapping
    This course introduces coordinate systems, fundamentals of surveying, and cartography. Topics include the theory, acquisition, and use of locational data using both continuous and discrete georeferencing methods. Upon completion, students should be able to identify appropriate coordinate systems for a situation and translate data into correct map form.
    Credit Hours
    Classroom: 2
    Lab: 2
    Clinical/Work:
    Total Hours: 3
    Take GIS-111;
    L11056
  • GIS-125 - CAD for GIS
    This course introduces the concepts of Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) as well as software that is used for building geographic data for a GIS. Emphasis is placed on the learning of basic commands used in building spatial data. Upon completion, the student will be able to operate within a CAD environment.
    Credit Hours
    Classroom: 2
    Lab: 2
    Clinical/Work:
    Total Hours: 3
  • GIS-161 - Introduction to Computers-BASIC and C++
    This course introduces the electronic computer and includes a description of computer design and operation, associated vocabulary, and most widely used applications. Emphasis is placed on hands-on experience with software. Upon completion, students shouldbe able to utilize and depict calculations, decision-making branching and looping functions processing, and top-down programming methodology.
    Credit Hours
    Classroom: 1
    Lab: 4
    Clinical/Work:
    Total Hours: 3
  • GIS-230 - GIS Data Creation
    This course introduces the fundamental concepts of primary GIS data creation. Topics include the collection of field data, digital conversion of existing hardcopy maps, and the construction of spatial data from known geodetic locations. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an ability to collect, create, and process spatial data within a variety of environments.
    Credit Hours
    Classroom: 2
    Lab: 2
    Clinical/Work:
    Total Hours: 3
  • GIS-241 - Cartographic Production
    This course covers the application of computerized cartography, to include the science and art of map design. Topics include the use of maps as an effective medium, efficient map layout and large-scale map production. Upon completion, students should be able to create a variety of map products for an audience or client.
    Credit Hours
    Classroom: 2
    Lab: 2
    Clinical/Work:
    Total Hours: 3
    Take GIS-111;
    L11064
  • GIS-251 - Computer Graphics/Mapping
    This course introduces the various methods and techniques of assisted and generated images. Emphasis is placed upon knowledge of and use of draw and paint software, basic word processing, and map production. Upon completion, students should be able to produce and utilize computer generated images.
    Credit Hours
    Classroom: 1
    Lab: 2
    Clinical/Work:
    Total Hours: 2

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