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GIS 101: Fundamentals of GIS

Prerequisite(s):
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 099/101

Fundamentals of GIS will provide an introduction to geographic information systems (GIS) and global positioning systems. The first part of the course will focus on different types of GIS?s and their capabilities; GIS data collection and input; GIS data types and basic mapping concepts. Students will be introduced to ArcGIS software. The second part of the course will focus on the history, operation and applications of global positioning systems (GPS). Students will be using GPS receivers for navigating and mapping. 3 credit hours

Career and Technical Course: This course is a specific requirement for an Associate of Applied Science or certificate program and may not transfer. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

GIS 171: Remote Sensing

Prerequisite(s):
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 099/101

Remote Sensing will provide an overview (as the applications are virtually unlimited) of the principles of remote sensing and image processing. Students will learn about satellite imagery and aerial photography as data sources for geographic information systems, along with image enhancement, classification techniques and spatial relationships. 3 credit hours

Career and Technical Course: This course is a specific requirement for an Associate of Applied Science or certificate program and may not transfer. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

GIS 201: Applications of GIS

Prerequisite(s):
-Completion of GIS 101

Applications of GIS will provide opportunities for project-based learning with additional hands-on experience. Topics will include addressing geographic problems involving street networks, continuously varying map features (such as elevation) and those requiring 3D visualization. Students will use ArcGIS software, along with other software, as appropriate. 3 credit hours

Career and Technical Course: This course is a specific requirement for an Associate of Applied Science or certificate program and may not transfer. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.