Geographic Information Systems

Associate of Applied Science

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The Geographic Information Systems Associate of Applied Science Degree is a program that integrates the mapping sciences, geographic information systems technology, and spatial analysis in a program related to computer supported data storage, management, and display functions. The program offers students the opportunity to develop the skills and abilities required of professionals in geographic information systems and related fields. Geospatial techniques are used to aid in decision making in fields as diverse as business, marketing, homeland security, public policy, environment, engineering, public health, archeology and criminal justice by identifying patterns between graphical information (maps) and data.

General Education Courses

CIS 118

Introduction to PC Applications

3

or

 

 

CSC 105

Computer Literacy

(3)

ENG 131

Technical Writing I

3

or

 

 

ENG 121

English Composition I: CO1

(3)

MAT 135

Introduction to Statistics: MA1

3

and

 

 

MAT 179

Computer Applications for Statistical Procedures

1

or

 

 

MAT 121

College Algebra: MA1

(4)

GEO 105

World Regional Geography: SS2

3

GEO 111

Physical Geography – Landforms: SC1

4

 

 

17

Other Course Requirements

GIS 101

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

3

GIS 110

Introduction to Cartography

3

GIS 131

Global Positioning Systems for Global Information Systems

3

GIS 165

GIS Project Management

3

GIS 210

Intermediate Geographic Information Systems

3

GIS 211

Spatial Data Modeling & Analysis

4

GIS 212

Remote Sensing & Digital Image Processing

4

GIS 280

Internship

4

Elective

Choose sixteen (16) from electives list below

16

 

43

Total Credit Hours

60

Approved Electives

CIS 240

Database Design & Development

3

CIS 243

Introduction to Structured Query Language (SQL)

3

CSC 160

Computer Science I: (Language)

3

CSC 240

Java Programming

3

Any GIS course not already included in the required list of GIS courses above.

NOTE: The Department Chair may approve additional elective choices.

Certificate

Gainful Employment Disclosure located at http://ppcc.edu/app/catalog/ge/geographic-information-systems/geographic-information-systems-gedt.

The Geographic Information Systems certificate is designed to develop skills and abilities necessary for successful employment using GIS applications. GIS is a computer based data processing tool used to map, manage, analyze, display and model spatial information.

Enrolling students must be computer literate.

GIS 101

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

3

GIS 210

Intermediate Geographic Information Systems

3

GIS 211

Spatial Data Modeling & Analysis

4

GIS 212

Remote Sensing & Digital Image Processing

4

GIS 280

Internship

2

Elective

Choose three (3) credits from any other GIS course offering

3

Total Credit Hours

19