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GIS 109 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (3 credits)
An introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) covering the basic concepts. Principles of cartography and spatial analysis are presented. The intent is to prepare the student for advanced training using specific GIS software.

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GIS 110 Principles of Cartography (3 credits)
The basics of analog and digital cartography (map making). Students will be exposed to different types of maps, scales, symbols, and projections and learn how cartography and geographic information systems interact.

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GIS 111 Introduction to Remote Sensing (3 credits)
Introduces basic remote sensing, aerial photograph interpretation, basic photogrammetry, and satellite image processing. Students will learn the basic techniques of remote sensing and learn how to integrate remote sensing information with GIS techniques and databases.

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GIS 205 GIS Applications (3 credits)
This course in Geographic Information Systems concepts covers map components (including a brief discussion of coordinate systems), spatial relationships, and management of relationships description through tabular data. There will be extensive work using spatial and spatial data using ArcView. A knowledge of Windows will be advantageous. Students are advised to take GIS 109 if not familiar with technical program and Windows operating systems.

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GIS 212 Intermediate Arcinfo (3 credits)
Offers students exposure to and experience with macro designs, the Arc Macro language, managing tabular data, scripting in ArcGIS, including ArcObjects, and knowledge of various ArcInfo modules.

Prerequisite: Must have completed GIS 205 and CIT 129.

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GIS 250 GIS Database (3 credits)
Emphasis on creating, using, editing, and managing spatial and attribute data stored in a geodatabase. Lectures and hands-on will emphasize loading data into the geodatabase, defining domains, subtypes, and relationship classes. Applications of geodatabases and geodatatbase management will be explored.

Prerequisite: Must have completed GIS 205.

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GIS 270 GIS Extensions (3 credits)
Advanced ArcGIS is a course designed for those proficient in ArcGIS and wanting to improve its functionality. Areas of study include the major extensions used in ArcGIS including ArcGIS, Spatial Analyst, 3-D Analyst, and Network Analyst as well as others. Both raster and vector data will be used. Emphasis will be on GIS as a decision making tool.

Prerequisite: Must have completed GIS 205.

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GIS 290 Portfolios in GIS (3 credits)
Students will focus on job opportunities and career fields in GIS. Current trends and uses of GIS in the workplace will be explored. Students will also create a portfolio of GIS work illustrating their broad understanding of the software including database management, spatial analysis, cartography, and customization.

Prerequisite: Must have completed GIS 212 or higher.

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GIS 301 Geographic Information Systems Essentials (1 credits)
This course is designed for non-CADD/GIS majors and covers essential concepts in geographic information systems required for a manager of digital technology systems. Students will start work on individual portfolios of their achievements in this degree program. Before taking this course, the student should complete an AAS degree in Computer Technologies. [S/U]

Prerequisite: Must have junior standing or higher.

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GIS 320 GIS in Business and Community (3 credits)
Basic techniques for geographic analysis and summary of business or community problems. Finding patterns and relationships in tabular and spatial data is emphasized. Popular geographic information systems software will be used for demonstration and for projects. Students will work in teams to identify a problem and to collect data for visualization and analysis of the problem. To present findings, students will create a map layout.

Prerequisite: Must have completed CIT 303 or GIS 301.

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