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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
ESC-106
Introduction to Geographic Info Systems

ESC-106
Introduction to 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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GIS-090
Introduction to Geospatial Technology

GIS-090
Introduction 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

4.0
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Career Elective

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Career Elective

No Description Available
2.0

Semester Totals

6.0
Second Semester
CET-065
Data Collection for GIS Mapping

CET-065
Data Collection for 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
ESC-114
Adv Geographic Info Systems

ESC-114
Adv Geographic Info Systems

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

OR
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

3.0
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

8.0
Summer Term
GIS-095
Geospatial Technology Internship

GIS-095
Geospatial Technology 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

OR
CET-075
Supervised Occupational Exp

CET-075
Supervised Occupational Exp

Enables the student to gain on the job experience in Civil Engineering Technology during the summer session.

Course Outline

3.0

Semester Totals

3.0

Total Program Hours

17.0
Suggested Electives
CIS-160
Practical Software Applications

CIS-160
Practical Software Applications

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
CIS-156
Computer Logic

CIS-156
Computer Logic

This course is an introduction to basic computer programming terms and concepts. JavaScript is used to illustrate variables, conditional statements, functions, loops, and arrays. (Repeatable 3 Times)


Course Outline

3.0
CIS-068
Computer Appl-Special Topics

CIS-068
Computer Appl-Special Topics

Familiarizes the student with a word processing package and a spreadsheet package with emphasis on special topics pertinent to the student population. (Repeatable 3 Times)

Course Outline

2.0
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

An introduction to relational database fundamentals of planning, designing, and implementation. Students will learn proper relational database design principles and SQL through hands-on coursework. (Repeatable 3 Times)


Course Outline

3.0