The GIS Mini-Certificate is designed for students who are obtaining degrees in civil engineering fields. This certificate is designed to provide students with work place ready skills that enhance employability or assist students with map reading, map analysis, and introducing geospatial technologies used by surveying/mapping technicians.
Course goals are threefold: 1) To help you to think spatially, analytically, and critically; 2) To help you become better problem solvers using maps; and 3) To teach you to use maps and spatial analysis to understand geographic problems.
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 like coordinate systems, map projections, symbology/data classification, spatial analysis and map layouts (cartography).
* There are prerequisites, course requisites, or minimum placement test scores for this course. ** Electives must be approved by the Program Coordinator + Course only offered fall semester ++ Course only offered spring and summer semester +++ Course only offered spring semester ++++ Course offered in summer term only ^ SOS 050 Human Relations and PSY 271 Introduction to Psychology cannot be used as a social science elective ^^ Consult Academic Advisor for appropriate course ^^^ Course requires a 30-hour practicum experience in addition to classroom lecture hours ^^^^ ECE 120 and ECE 125 must be taken the same semester