GISC   1301 - Cartography and Geography in Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and Global Positioning Systems

Introduction to the principles of cartography and geography.  Emphasis on global reference systems and the use of satellites for measurements and navigation.  Lab required.  Prerequisite/Concurrent enrollment: GISC 1411 (or 1311).  3 credit hours.  (W)

 

GISC   1411 - Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Introduction to basic concepts of vector GIS using several industry specific software programs.  It also includes nomenclature of cartography and geography.  Additionally, students will learn to display map data, change symbology, classify features and rasters, use dynamic labeling, join and relate tables, define projections, dissolve features, clip layers, create a geodatabase, and build a GIS model. Lab required.  4 credit hours.  (W)

 

GISC  2172  Geospatial Information Systems Portfolio Development

The goal of a professional GIS portfolio is to showcase your skills as a GIS professional.  In this course, you will develop a professional GIS portfolio of your best work as completed in your other GIS courses. Lab required. 1 credit hour. (W)

 

GISC   2231 - Advanced Problems in Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Seminar/Capstone course designed for the final semester of a degree or certificate in Geographic Information Systems (GIS).  Projects will include individual and group studies of GIS applications using the skills acquired in previous courses.  The student will produce a professional project and present the results to a panel consisting of peers, instructors, or practicing GIS professionals.  Lab required.  Prerequisites: GISC 2402 and GISC 2420.  2 credit hours.  (W)

 

GISC   2281 - Cooperative Education-Cartography/GIS

Career-related activities encountered in the student's area of specialization offered through an individualized agreement among the college, employer, and student.  Under the supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience.  Includes a lecture component. Prerequisite: GISC 2420.  Contact your Workforce Program Career Coach. 2 credit hours.  (W)

 

GISC   2335 - Programming for Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Focuses on the use of programming languages to customize and expand the capability of GIS applications. Instruction will include object-oriented and component programming.  Students will also design their own Graphical User Interface (GUI).  Lab required.  Prerequisites: COSC 1315 and GISC 1411 (or 1311).  3 credit hours.  (W)

 

GISC   2402 - Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Design with Raster Analysis

Raster/remote sensing principles, technologies, and applications. Emphasizes processing raster imagery into useful information to be used in a GIS. Includes georeferencing and image classification. Student final project will be demonstrating raster and remote sensing techniques. Prerequisite/Concurrent: GISC 1411. 4 credit hours. (W)

 

GISC   2420 - Intermediate Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

This course focuses on the study of spatial data structures and the display, manipulation, and analysis of geographic information. Students will study the technical aspects involved in spatial data handling, analysis, and modeling. Instruction will include theories and procedures associated with the implementation and management of GIS projects. A variety of GIS software packages will be used in the laboratory. Lab required. Prerequisite: GISC  1411 (or 1311). 4 credit hours. (W)

 

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