Geographic Information Systems

AA&S Degree – Concentration in Geographic Information Systems

This curriculum is designed for students interested in transferring to a four-year institution in degree programs such as geography, cartography or geographic education. Training in geographic information systems enables the student to develop, construct, and use maps and other imagery to solve problems relating to the earth, its resources, and development. These skills are used by professionals in many fields today, such as utility companies, all levels of government, 911 emergency services, surveyors, construction farming, military, census, and universities. This program is part of Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics Career Cluster.

The listed sequence of courses provides guidance for students so that they can complete this program of study in the most efficient manner. This sequence assumes that students have met college academic placement and/or other program requirements. Students are strongly urged to contact a college advisor for assistance in developing their plan for enrolling in courses to meet the program of study.

Geographic Information Systems: 64 Credit Hours
Fall Semester Courses
Credit Hrs.
ENG101 Composition I 3
COM103 Speech Communication 3
MAT125 College Algebra 3
GEO110 Introduction to Cartography 3
  Social & Behavioral Sciences (Other than Geography) 3
    15
Spring Semester Courses Credit Hrs.
ENG102 Composition II 3
GEO100 Cultural Geography 3
MAT132 Statistics 3
  Humanities & Fine Arts 3
  Lab Life Science 4
    16
Fall Semester Courses Credit Hrs.
CIS109 Introduction to Programming 3
GEO200 World Regional Geography 3
GEO210 Introduction to GIS 3
PSC105 Physical Geography 4
  Humanities & Fine Arts 3
    16
Spring Semester Courses Credit Hrs.
GEO211 GIS Analysis 3
  Health Science 3
  Social & Behavioral Sciences (Other than Geography) 3
  Humanities & Fine Arts 3
  Electives 5
    17
Option two shown for Math and Science -- Complete two college-level math courses, one of which must have IAI approval, and two science courses, one a life and the other a physical science course, both must have IAI approval, one must be a lab course.
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