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  Sep 22, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Academic Catalog & Student Handbook

Geographic Information Systems, A.S.


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Students may obtain either the one-year certificate in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), or the Associate of Science in GIS. Additionally, students in many fields may obtain a minor concentration (equivalent to the certificate curriculum) in the course of obtaining their associate’s degree.

The certificate program is designed for persons wishing to obtain GIS training in order to enhance their academic degree or current career choice.

Students seeking the associate of science degree must complete a minimum of 32 credits in the major requirements listed. These 32 credits are split between the 5 core GIS classes (GEOG 1080, GEOG 1100, GEOG 1110, GEOG 2100 and GEOG 2150) and the list of approved GIS electives. Consideration toward satisfying some of the requirements will be given to students entering the program who have had documented work experience, equivalent course work at another institution, or completion of workshops from recognized providers such as ESRI. Students should consult with their advisor early in the application process to determine eligibility of previous work. Students wanting credit for work experience or workshop participation will be asked to supply a portfolio of work which will be evaluated by program faculty.

Recommended Curriculum


General Education (Minimum 32 credits)


General education coursework can be completed from within or outside of the major field of study.

1. Exploration and Participation


3. Relationship with the World


4. General Education Electives (8-11CR)


  • Must be chosen from areas 1, 2, or 3 above.

5. Physical Education (1CR)


Note:


The normal length of this program is two academic years at 15-17 credit hours per semester.

Graduation Requirements:


A minimum of 60 approved semester credits are required for graduation. For specific graduation requirements see “Academic Information ” and “Degree Requirements .”

Only courses numbered 1000 or above can be used toward the Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Associate of Business, Associate of Fine Arts, Associate of Applied Science and Associate Degree in Nursing.

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