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Academic Program Model

Academic Program Model

Geospatial Technology (NDP.GIS)

The Geospatial certificate program will provide students with the knowledge and practical skills necessary to develop and manage Geographic Information projects and to interpret and implement GIS as a decision support system. This certificate will enable students 1) to develop substantial theoretical and practical competencies relating to GIS; 2) develop foundational understanding and skills in the use of industry standard software; and 3) be able to demonstrate to employers the ability to perform GIS tasks at the technician level.

Program requirements may change over time. Specific degree/graduation requirements are determined by a degree audit.
FIRST YEAR
First Semester
Hours
AGR-151
GPS/Applications in Ag

AGR-151
GPS/Applications in Ag

This class is designed to provide students the opportunity to become familiar with global positioning systems as they relate to agriculture and develop a working knowledge of variable rate systems.

Course Outline

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CET-065
Data Collection GIS Mapping

CET-065
Data Collection GIS Mapping

This class is designed to familiarize students with the theory of the global positioning system and data collection methods associated with geographic information systems.


Course Outline

* +++
2.0
GIS-090
Intro to Geospatial Technology

GIS-090
Intro to Geospatial Technology

Introduction to basic Geographic Information Systems (GIS) concepts, using the ArcGIS-ArcView GIS software program. Course will focus on developing both a theoretical background in the technology and real world applications using GIS techniques.

Course Outline

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ESC-106
Intro Geographic Info Systems

ESC-106
Intro Geographic Info Systems

Introduction to basic Geographic Information Systems (GIS) concepts, using the ArcView GIS software program. Course will focus on developing both a theoretical background in the technology and real world applications using GIS techniques.

Course Outline

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4.0
GEO-140
World Geography

GEO-140
World Geography

This course is about the world's great realms, surveyed and discussed in geographic perspective. It links human society and culture to the world's natural environment and climates.

Course Outline

3.0

Semester Totals

9.0
Second Semester
GIS-091
Advanced GIS

GIS-091
Advanced GIS

This course provides an introduction to advanced applications of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) using ArcView and ArcInfo. Focus will be placed on technician level issues associated with data capture and accuracy associated with developing accurate information for geodatabase development.


Course Outline

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3.0
CIS ---
Information Technology Elective

CIS ---
Information Technology Elective

No Description Available
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2.0

Semester Totals

5.0
Summer Term
GIS-095
Geospatial Tech Internship

GIS-095
Geospatial Tech Internship

A directed field study program whereby students will apply classroom instruction to real-world Geographic Information Systems (GIS) projects in the community. Students should complete GIS-090 and GIS-091 and arrange for an advisor prior to enrolling in an internship.


Course Outline

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3.0

Semester Totals

3.0

Total Program Hours

17.0
Suggested Electives
CAD ---
Computer Aided Drafting Elective

CAD ---
Computer Aided Drafting Elective

No Description Available
1.0-3.00000
CIS-052
Visual Basic

CIS-052
Visual Basic

Continuation of fundamentals of programming including selection,iteration, and condition structures. Introduction to graphical interface(s) and object-oriented, event-driven applications requiring the use of events, arrays, classes, inheritance, file handling, error handling and more. Also includes ASP.NET applications and ADO.NET applications. (Repeatable 3 Times)


Course Outline

* +
4.0
CIS-095
Database Management

CIS-095
Database Management

Structured Query Language will be used to design and manage a database. (Repeatable 3 Times)


Course Outline

*
3.0
CIS-156
Computer Logic

CIS-156
Computer Logic

Familiarizes the student with techniques and problem-solving aids necessary for the solution of computer programming. The exercises will use a programming language to develop the skills needed for solving problems. (Repeatable 3 Times)


Course Outline

*
3.0
CIS-160
Practical Software Application

CIS-160
Practical Software Application

Provides an opportunity for students to learn computer concepts and to use word processing, spreadsheet, database management, and presentation software. (Repeatable 3 Times)


Course Outline

3.0
 

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