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GIS 90 - Coordinated Internship
Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.
Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
GIS 93 - Studies In
Covers new content not covered in existing courses in the discipline. Allows instructor to explore content and instructional methods to assess the course's viability as a permanent offering.
Variable hours per week.
1-5 credits
GIS 95 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
GIS 96 - On-Site Training
Specializes in career orientation and training program without pay in selected businesses and industry, supervised and coordinated by the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
GIS 97 - Cooperative Education
Supervises in on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial and service firms, coordinated by the college's cooperative education office. Is applicable to all occupational- technical curricula at the discretion of the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
GIS 98 - Seminar and Project
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student's occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
GIS 99 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
GIS 101 - Introduction to Geospatial Technology I
Provides an introduction to the concepts of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Global Positioning Systems, (GPS) and remote sensing components of Geospatial Technology. Teaches the introductory concepts of geographic location and problem solving by using GIS and GPS units in demonstrating solutions to cross-curricular applications of the technology. Part I of II. Prerequisite: Basic Computer Literacy.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
GIS 102 - Introduction to Geospatial Technology II
Continues with the concepts of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and remote sensing components of Geospatial Technology. Covers additional concepts of geographic location and problem solving by using GIS and GPS units in demonstrating solutions to cross-curricular applications of the technology. Part II of II. Prerequisite: Basic Computer Literacy.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
GIS 190 - Coordinated Internship
Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.
Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
GIS 193 - Studies In
Covers new content not covered in existing courses in the discipline. Allows instructor to explore content and instructional methods to assess the course's viability as a permanent offering.
Variable hours per week.
1-5 credits
GIS 195 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
GIS 196 - On-Site Training
Specializes in career orientation and training program without pay in selected businesses and industry, supervised and coordinated by the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
GIS 197 - Cooperative Education
Supervises in on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial and service firms, coordinated by the college's cooperative education office. Is applicable to all occupational- technical curricula at the discretion of the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
GIS 198 - Seminar and Project
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student's occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
GIS 199 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
GIS 200 - Geographical Information Systems I
Provides hands-on introduction to a dynamic desktop GIS (Geographic Information System). Introduces the components of a desktop GIS and their functionality. Emphasizes manipulation of data for the purpose of analysis, presentation, and decision-making. Prerequisite: ITE 115 or ITE 119 or equivalent.
Lecture 2 - 3 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 - 5 hours per week. 3 - 4 Credits.
3-4 credits
GIS 201 - Geographical Information Systems II
Provides a continuation of GIS 200, with emphasis on advanced topics in problem solving, decision-making, modeling, programming, and data management. Covers map projections and data formats, and methods for solving the problems they create. Prerequisite: GIS 200.
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4-5 hours per week. 3-4 credits
3-4 credits
GIS 203 - Cartography for GIS
Focuses on the fundamental cartographic concepts used in planning, designing, and creating effective maps.
Lecture 2-3 hours, Laboratory 2 hours per week.
Prerequisite: GIS 200
3-4 credits
GIS 205 - GIS 3-Dimensional Analysis
Introduces GIS 3D (three-dimensional) concepts and practices with a concentration on displaying, creating and analyzing spatial GIS data using 3D. Covers 3D shape files, 3D data formats such s Tins, DEMs, grids and controlling the perspective and scale of 3D data through rotating, panning and zooming. Prerequisite: GIS 201.
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4-5 hours per week. 3-4 credits.
3-4 credits
GIS 208 - Introductory Mapping and Geographic Information Science
Introduces the field of geographic information science, concepts of projections, coordinate systems, scale and direction.Acquires and maps digital spatial data. Introduces earth images and remote sensing data. Provides the fundamental skills, background concepts, and software exposure to mapping and geographic information science.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
GIS 210 - Understanding Geographic Data
Provides the student an introduction to geographic data and the principles behind their construction. Introduces the concepts for measuring locations and characteristics of entities in the real world. Exposes the student to the limitations and common characteristics of geographic data. Prerequisite: GIS 201.
Lecture 2 - 3 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 - 5 hours per week. 3 - 4 Credits.
3-4 credits
GIS 215 - New GIS Software Platforms and Applications
Assists users with the transition to newer GIS software platforms and applications. Covers concepts and terminology needed to become proficient in the latest GIS software. Prerequisite: GIS 201.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
4 credits
GIS 220 - Introduction to Urban and Regional Planning
Provides an overview of how GIS is used in urban and regional planning. Emphasis will be on the use of GIS software to address real world social, economic, and environmental planning problems. Prerequisite: GIS 201.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
4 credits
GIS 230 - GIS: Applications in Environmental Science
Introduces Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) hardware and software and applies the principles of GPS and GIS to Forest Science and Environmental Science. Includes: Natural Disasters; Pest Control; Water Quality; Prescribed Burning; Identifying Sources of Pollution. Prerequisite(s): ENG 04, ENG 03, MTH 02, GIS 200. [This course covers the same content as ENV 230. Credit will not be granted for both courses].
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
3 credits
GIS 255 - Exploring Our Earth: Introduction to Remote Sensing
Introduces material to understand the fundamental physical and mathematical principles and techniques of Remote Sensing. Introduces how each part of the electromagnetic spectrum is used to gather data about Earth. Describes limitations imposed by satellites, aircraft, and sensors. Surveys various methods to access and apply Earth observation/Remote Sensing data. Teaches students to use Remote Sensing software to process and manipulate Landsat, SPOT, photographic, and other imagery in a hands-on approach to Remote Sensing analysis.
3 - 4 Credits. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 - 4 hours. Total 4 - 6 hours per week.
3-4 credits
GIS 256 - Global Positioning Systems for Land Surveying
Introduces principles of satellite-based surveying and the various components of the GPS technology and the techniques through which the GPS technology may be used in land surveys. Utilizes field surveys using the GPS equipment as part of the laboratory activities. [This course covers the same content as CIV 256. Credit will not be granted for both courses].
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
GIS 258 - Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing
Introduces principles of photogrammetry, geometry of photographs, flight planning, ground control, single and double image photogrammetry, stereoscopic plot, photogram metric mapping, applications, and economic factors. Provides the student with the required background preparation for areas of the State Land Surveyors Examination and the Land Surveyors-in-Training Examination devoted to this topic. [This course covers the same content as CIV 258. Credit will not be granted for both courses].
Lecture 1 hour per week.
1 credits
GIS 290 - Coordinated Internship
Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.
Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
GIS 293 - Studies In
Covers new content not covered in existing courses in the discipline. Allows instructor to explore content and instructional methods to assess the course's viability as a permanent offering.
Variable hours per week.
1-5 credits
GIS 295 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
GIS 296 - On-Site Training
Specializes in career orientation and training program without pay in selected businesses and industry, supervised and coordinated by the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
GIS 297 - Cooperative Education
Supervises in on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial and service firms, coordinated by the college's cooperative education office. Is applicable to all occupational- technical curricula at the discretion of the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
GIS 298 - Seminar and Project
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student's occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
GIS 299 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits