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2014 - 2015 Geospatial Information Science (GIS)

Program Options:

AAS – Geospatial Information Science (GIS)
Certificate – Geospatial Information Science (GIS)

 

Geospatial Information Science (GIS) uses hardware, software, and data to analyze and display location-based information. GIS allows us to easily visualize information in a form that aids the decision-making process. GIS allows us to solve spatial problems in business, government, environmental studies, and geological studies, etc., and present the information in a way that is easy to understand and interpret. GIS specialties include remote sensing, geospatial intelligence, image analysis, etc. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, job growth in this field is expected to be "faster than average" with annual wages of between $38,800 and $70,010.

  

AAS – Geospatial Information Science (GIS)
60 credit hours

 

FIRST YEAR
First Semester

BCIS 1305 Business Computer Applications
GISC 1411 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
GISC 1421 Introduction to Raster-Based Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
ITSW 1307 Introduction to Database - Access
MATH
1314 College Algebra1

Second Semester
COSC 1315 Fundamentals of Programming 2
ENGL 1301 Composition I
GISC 2420 Intermediate Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
HUMA 1301 Introduction to Humanities I
  (See other Humanities / Fine Arts Options)
ITSW 1304 Introduction to Spreadsheets - Excel

  

SECOND YEAR
First Semester

BCIS 2390 Systems Analysis and Design
ENGL 2311 Technical and Business Writing
GISC 2402 Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Design with Raster Analysis
ITSE 1311 Beginning Web Programming
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication
  (See other Speech Options)

Second Semester
ECON 1301 Introduction to Economics3
GISC 2231 Advanced Problems in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) 4 (Capstone)
ELECTIVE *
ELECTIVE *

 

1. May substitute MATH-1316, MATH-1324, MATH-1325, MATH-1332, MATH-1342, MATH-1350, MATH-1351, MATH-1414, MATH-2305, MATH-2312, MATH-2318, MATH-2320, MATH-2413, MATH-2414, MATH-2415, MATH-2417, or MATH-2419

2. May substitute COSC-1436 or ITSE-1332

3. May substitute ECON-2301 or ECON-2302

4. May substitute GISC-2281

* Electives (6 credit hours): BIOL-2406, ENVR-1401, GEOG-1301, GEOG-1302, GEOG-1303, GEOL-1305, GEOL-1401, GEOL-1402, or MATH-1342

 

  

Certificate – Geospatial Information Science (GIS)
18 credit hours

 

First Semester
GISC 1411 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
GISC 1421 Introduction to Raster-Based Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Second Semester
GISC 2402 Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Design with Raster Analysis
GISC 2420 Intermediate Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Third Semester
GISC 2231 Advanced Problems in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) (Capstone) 1

 

1. May substitute GISC-2281

 

 

Note: The second digit in a course number indicates the number of credit hours
for that course.

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CONTACT INFORMATION
 
Program Chair:
Glen Grimes
SCC - J127
972.578.5520

Faculty Contact:
George Jackson
PRC - H118
972.377.1613
http://iws.collin.edu/gjackson/index.htm

Academic Advisor:
Tiffany Goertz
PRC - F131
972.881.5165


National Information, Security & Geospatial Technologies Consortium Website:
www.nisgtc.org