Geographic Information Science - Pathway Certificate
GIS/GEOG 151- Digital Earth (4 credits)
Digital Earth is a computer-aided instructional introduction to geospatial concepts course that includes both lectures and hands-on computer labs that implement various geospatial technologies to explore fundamental concepts and theories in cultural and physical geography. Students will be introduced to spatial theory and technology. Students will focus on how spatial technology is woven into our daily lives and what can be accomplished with web-based spatial technologies. Students will learn how technologies such as GPS, Google Earth, Multispec and I-Tree Canopy can be used to solve real-world problems and aid in critical decision making. Prerequisite - Math 60. Currently offered fall and spring terms.
GIS 245 - GIS I (4 credits)
GIS I is the second in the series of Geographic Information Science and Technology courses. The course will build on the foundations of geospatial technology introduced in GIS/GEOG 151. Students will use ArcInfo software to explore cartographic principles, projections, data capture, data structures, and data analysis. Access to a current computer outside of class (new within last 3 years) is strongly recommended. If using a Mac, you will need to be able to run windows applications. Students who do not have access to a computer may be at a disadvantage. Prerequisite - GIS/GEOG 151. Currently offered winter term.
GIS 246 - GIS II (4 credits)
GIS II is the third in a series of
Geographic Information Science and Technology courses. The course will focus on
advanced skills and techniques used to create, analyze, and display spatial
data in a geographic information system. The following skills and techniques
will be emphasized: data and project management, digitizing, editing, address
matching, georeferencing, overlay analysis, spatial analysis, raster
analysis, problem solving (related to spatial concepts and software), and
visual design. Access to a current computer outside of class (new within last 3
years) is strongly recommended. Students who do not have access to a computer
may be at a disadvantage. Prerequisite - GIS I. Currently offered spring
- GIS 280 - Cooperative Education (3 or more credits) Cooperative
Education is a field experience opportunity. Instructor consent required.
Offered Every term.
Optional - GIS 298 - Independent Study (various credits) Students and the GIST instructor develop a course of study that can specialist education need in GIST. This can be work on a special project or working through on-line learning modules available through ESRI. Offered Every term.
Current Contact: Lynn Songer, Program Coordinator