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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.


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FIRST YEAR
First Semester   Hours
AGR-151 GPS/Applications in Ag ^^  OR
CET-065 Data Collection GIS Mapping +++ 
2.0
GIS-090 Intro to Geospatial Technology   OR
GEO-140 World Geography  
3.0
ESC-106 Intro Geographic Info Systems ^^ 
4.0
SEMESTER TOTALS 9.0
Second Semester
GIS-091 Advanced GIS +++ 
3.0
CIS --- Information Technology Elective ^^ 
2.0
SEMESTER TOTALS 5.0
Summer Term
GIS-095 Geospatial Tech Internship ** ++++ 
3.0
SEMESTER TOTALS 3.0
TOTAL PROGRAM HOURS 17.00
SUGGESTED ELECTIVES
Computer Aided Drafting Elective  
1.0 - 3.0
CIS-052 Visual Basic
4.0
CIS-095 Database Management
3.0
CIS-156 Computer Logic
3.0
CIS-160 Practical Software Application  
3.0