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Geographic Information Systems

Associate of Applied Science Degree

GIS specialists use data to create intelligent maps that address complex questions, such as how many houses will be impacted by a flood zone, whether proximity to a highway relates to residential crime, or how commercial development may affect endangered species. Private-sector companies and public organizations use GIS to harness their resources more efficiently when planning and making decisions.

  Semester I Credit Hours
    GEOG 2470 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) 4
    GISC 1491 Special Topics in Cartography 4
  ITSW 1307 Introduction to Database: Access 3
  ENGL 1301 English Composition I 3
    GEOG 1301 Introduction to Physical Geography 3
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  17
  Semester II
  GISC 2420 Intermediate Geographic Information Systems (GIS) 4
  GISC 1401 Cartography and Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and Global Position 4
  GISC 2401 Data Acquisition and Analysis in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) 4
    ENGL 2311 Technical and Business Writing 3
  GISC 1421 Introduction to Raster-Based Geographic Information Systems (GIS) 4
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  19
  Semester III
  GISC 2250 Scripting for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) 2
  MATH 1314 College Algebra OR 3
  MATH 1342 Elementary Statistics
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  16
  Semester IV
    DFTG 1405 Technical Drafting OR 3-4
    COSC 1315 Fundamentals of Programming OR
    SRVY 1301 Introduction to Surveying
  GISC 2231 Advanced Problems in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) 2
  +#  GISC 2280 Cooperative Education-Cartography OR 1-3
  +#  GISC 2164 Practicum (or Field Experience)-Cartography OR
  +#  GISC 2264 Practicum (or Field Experience) - Cartography OR
  +#  GISC 1391 Special Topics in Cartography
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  12-15
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  TOTALS 64-67

  +Prerequisites: See Course Descriptions
  #Capstone course
  1Select two courses from GISC 2435, GISC 2459, and GISC 2479.
  2Select from the appropriate section of the General Education Course List.