Geographic Information Systems and Technology – Associate in Science, Certificate of Achievement

Top Code: 2206.10

The Geographic Information Systems and Technology program educates students in the skills needed to gather, manage, model, interpret, analyze, and display spatial data. This program uses a variety of mapping and data collection methods, and provides training in industry standards, cartographic techniques, and developing technologies. Students who complete this program are prepared for careers in Geographic Information Systems, with special skills in related industries including environmental consulting, drafting, and programming.

A Certificate of Achievement is awarded upon completion of all required courses with a grade of C or better.

Program Outcomes

  1. Ability to conduct geospatial data entry, digitization and conversion, and geospatial data building, modeling, or analysis.
  2. Perform analysis of geospatial data to identify spatial relationships or display results of analyses, using maps, graphs, or tabular data.
  3. Effectively communicate through the design or preparation of graphic representations of Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
  4. Build and manage existing Geographic Information Systems (GIS) databases.

Requirements for the Certificate of Achievement 

GEOG 011INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS3
GEOG 012MAP INTERPRETATION AND SPATIAL ANALYSIS3
GEOG 113DATA ACQUISITION AND MANAGEMENT3
GEOG 114CARTOGRAPHIC DESIGN3
Required Electives
Choose 2 of the following
GEOG 115ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYSIS WITH GIS3
or CIS 012 INTRODUCTION TO PROGRAMMING USING PYTHON
or DT 008A INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL DESIGN AND FABRICATION
ENGR 001ASURVEYING3
Total Units18

Recommended Electives

GEOG 030FIELD STUDIES AND METHODS IN GEOGRAPHY1
BIT 106BUSINESS SOFTWARE-INTRODUCTION TO MICROSOFT OFFICE SYSTEM3

General Education Requirements for the Associate in Science Degree