Courses in Geographic Information Systems

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

GIS 2840     4.00 Credits
Course Outline
This course covers the theory and use of computer software for the collection, analysis, and communication of geographic information. This course will use ArcGIS software, which was developed by Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc. (ESRI) as a tool to create, manage and manipulate spatial data within a GIS. (Prerequisite: None)

Intermediate GIS

GIS 2841     4.00 Credits
Course Outline
This course is a continuation of CTLS 2840 Introduction to Geographic Information systems, with emphasis placed on continued learning of the manipulation, and management of spatial data, and understanding of relationships between features and database attributes. In addition, this course will cover the development of web mapping components that can be used to communicate information to those who need access to spatial data via the internet. The primary software used in this course will be (Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc.) ESRI ArcGIS Software and extensions. (Prerequisite: GIS 2840)

Field Mapping with GPS

GIS 2842     4.00 Credits
Course Outline
This course covers the strategies of using mapping grade and survey grade GPS equipment and software to electronically collect spatial features for use in the development of GIS and CAD projects. (Prerequisite: GIS 2840 or consent of the Instructor)

GIS Practicum

GIS 2843     1 - 4 Credits
Course Outline
This variable credit course expands upon the knowledge students gained in previous geospatial technology courses and serves to hone their GIS skills. Students will have the opportunity to design, develop, and implement a GIS-based solution in response to a defined problem and present their results. (Prerequisite: GIS 2841 or instructor consent)

GIS Internship

GIS 2844     1 - 4 Credits
Course Outline
This variable credit course is one of the capstones of the GIS certificate program, where upon the students are provided a real world working atmosphere with area partners, such as state, county, and local governments, and consulting agencies. Students in this course work on assignments as requested by the governing agency and will be directed by the course instructor. (Prerequisite: GIS 2841 or consent of the Instructor)

Introduction to Remote Sensing

GIS 2845     4.00 Credits
Course Outline
This course will introduce students to the basic concepts and fundamentals of remote sensing. Digital image processing techniques and aerial photo interpretation will be reviewed and applied to practical problems through the use of various lab activities. (Prerequisite: None)