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Catalog 2013-2014 
    
Catalog 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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. The GIS certificate is designed for students who want GIS skills while receiving another degree or need GIS skills for current employment. Therefore, students seeking the GIS certificate will only need to take the 5 core GIS classes listed above.


(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


  • Laboratory science (4CR)
  • Mathematics (3-4CR)

3. Relationship with the World


  • Human behavior (3CR)
  • U.S. and Wyoming constitutions (1-3CR)
  • Cultural environment (3CR)

4. General Education Electives (8-11CR)


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

5. Physical Education (1CR)


Major Requirements (minimum 32 credits)


Students must have a “C” or better in all major required coursework.

Additional Requirements


Students should select a minimum of 14 credits from the following list of courses to satisfy their area of expertise. Electives to be selected in consultation with advisor.

Graduation Requirements


A minimum of 64 approved semester credits are required for graduation. For specific graduation requirements see “Academic Policies ” and “Degree Requirements .”

Note:


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

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