GIS 201
Intro to Geographic Info Systems
This course provides a foundation in geographic information systems (GIS) such as data types, cartography, queries, classification, basic editing, basic raster analysis, uses of GPS devices and related data map overlay techniques. The theory and operation of GPS receivers and data integration with GIS is covered in multi-week student initiated projects. Students will gain a clear understanding of the issues surrounding GIS, and how to conduct and present GIS research, and how GIS interacts with a wide variety of academic fields and scientific research. Prerequisites: E, M, R or permission of the instructor.
Credit Hrs: 3.00  Contact Hrs: 3.00

GIS 202
Data Management
This course addresses the interpretation and understanding of a variety of data formats available in a geographic information system (GIS). It introduces the fundamental concepts of primary GIS data creation and discusses quantitative techniques for collection, classification, and management of geographical data. Course content is based upon the United States Department of Labor’s Geospatial Technology Competency Model for entry level geospatial occupations including Geospatial or GIS Technicians and Technologists. Prerequisites: GIS 201 or permission of instructor.
Credit Hrs: 3.00  Contact Hrs: 3.00

GIS 203
Spatial Analysis
Introduces students to problem-solving and decision making using geospatial analysis techniques, applicable to a range of disciplines. Course is designed to be used as cross curriculum platform for working with other instructors interested in implementing GIS in their courses. Prerequisites: GIS 201 or permission of instructor.
Credit Hrs: 4.00  Contact Hrs: 4.00

GIS 204
Advanced Cartography
This course introduces fundamental cartographic concepts. Successful students will be able to employ design principles to create and edit effective visual representations of data in different formats. Specific topics include the ethical and appropriate application of map scale, map projections, generalization, and symbolization. Prerequisites: GIS 201 or permission of instructor.
Credit Hrs: 4.00  Contact Hrs: 4.00

GIS 205
Remote Sensing
This course is an introduction to remote sensing of the Earth. Topics include the physical principles on which remote sensing is based, history and future trends, sensors and their characteristics, image data sources, and image classification, interpretation and analysis techniques. Course content is based upon the United States Department of Labor’s Geospatial Technology Competency Model. Prerequisites: GIS 201 or permission of instructor.
Credit Hrs: 4.00  Contact Hrs: 4.00

GIS 272
GIS Co-op Internship
Directly related Information Technology work experience designed to provide students with "on the job" experience at business workplace. Outcomes of this experience will include employability skills, interpersonal communication skills, GIS data management skills and in depth knowledge of a particular Geospatial field. Qualified students are placed into pre-approved training worksites that are compatible with their career objectives, geographic preference, and qualifications. Prerequisite: GIS 201, GIS 202 and GIS 203 or permission of instructor.
Credit Hrs: 1.00  Contact Hrs: 1.00

GIS 273
GIS CO-OP Internship
Directly related Information Technology work experience designed to provide students with "on the job" experience at business workplace. Outcomes of this experience will include employability skills, interpersonal communication skills, GIS data management skills and in depth knowledge of a particular Geospatial field. Qualified students are placed into pre-approved training worksites that are compatible with their career objectives, geographic preference, and qualifications. Prerequisite: GIS 201, GIS 202 and GIS 203 or permission of instructor.
Credit Hrs: 1.00  Contact Hrs: 1.00

GIS 274
GIS CO-OP Intern
Directly related Information Technology work experience designed to provide students with "on the job" experience at business workplace. Outcomes of this experience will include employability skills, interpersonal communication skills, GIS data management skills and in depth knowledge of a particular Geospatial field. Qualified students are placed into pre-approved training worksites that are compatible with their career objectives, geographic preference, and qualifications. Prerequisite: GIS 201, GIS 202 and GIS 203 or permission of instructor.
Credit Hrs: 1.00  Contact Hrs: 1.00

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