|First Semester Courses||10 Credits|
|COSC 1301-or-ITSC 1301||Introduction to Computers-or-Introduction to Computers||3|
|GISC 1411||Intro to Geographic Information Systems||4|
|MATH 1314||College Algebra||3|
|Second Semester Courses||14 Credits|
|GISC 1401||Cartography & Geography in Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and Global Positioning Systems (GPS)||4|
|GISC 1421||Introduction to Raster-Based GIS||4|
|ITSW 1307||Introduction to Databases1||3|
|EDUC1300||Learning Framework: 1st Year Experience||3|
|Third Semester Courses||12 Credits|
|GISC 1491||Special Topics in Cartography2||4|
|GISC 2401||Data Acquisition & Analysis GIS||4|
|GISC 2411||GIS Applications||4|
|Geographic Information System Analyst Certificate Program Total||36 Credits|
This certificate can be stacked and earned credits can be applied toward a Geographic Information Systems AAS Degree.
The Geographic Information Systems (GIS) certificates and degree program prepare graduates for wide ranging career possibilities as entry-level technicians to data analysts and project managers in diverse fields of GIS application. From data collection and input, to management and analysis, to project completion and information delivery, individuals will develop the skills to work at many levels of business, industry, government agencies, and research and development.
Employment opportunities are far reaching at the present time; the increasing use of GIS in nearly every field of education, business and government is creating a strong need for skilled personnel.
The GIS Analyst certificate is awarded for completion of 36 credit hours of course work and provides graduates additional skills to develop and analyze data and prepare projects for delivery to clients.
The general education core will transfer to a variety of colleges and universities. Contact counselors or GIS, geography or geology faculty for specific information or to obtain the recommended sequencing of courses.
Programming students interested in transferring to a bachelor's program in computer science should consider completing the AS degree with a field of study in computer science. See the academic transfer section of this catalog for details.
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