Technical Program - GIS - Intro to Geographic Information Systems - Lake Land College, Mattoon, IL

GIS - Intro to Geographic Information Systems (CRT.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.

For more information contact:
Math/Science Division Chair

* There are prerequisites or course requisites for this course
** Electives must be approved by Program Coordinator or Division Chair
one cross Course only offered fall semester
Footnote 2 Course only offered spring and summer semester
Footnote 3 Course only offered spring semester
Footnote 4 Courses offered in odd numbered years only
Footnote 5 Courses offered in even numbered years only
Footnote 6 SOS 050 Human Relations and PSY 271 Introduction to Psychology cannot be used as a social science elective
Footnote 7 Consult Academic Advisor for appropriate course
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First Year
First Semester
GIS 090 Intro. to Geospatial Technology
GEO 140 World Geography
CET 065 Data Collection for GIS Mapping *
2 - 3
AGR 151 or GPS/Applications in Ag  
  Total Semester Hours:
9 - 10
Second Semester
GIS 091 Advanced GIS +++
CIS ___ Information Technology Elective two rr
  Total Semester Hours:
Summer Term
GIS 095 Geospatial Technology Internship *
  Total Semester Hours:

Suggested Electives
Suggested Electives
CIS 052 Visual Basic * +
CIS 056 Basic Computer Programming
CIS 095 Database Management *
CIS 160 Practical Software Applications
CAD ___ Computer Aided Drafting elective
1 - 3

Total Program Hours: 17 - 18