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Geographic Information Systems

Geographic Information Systems Certificate

Students working for certificates must have a basic knowledge of geographic and cartographic principles, arithmetic, reading, and writing in order to learn and work in the occupations they select. This certificate is designed to prepare students for entry-level employment in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and automated mapping technology, utilizing Earth resources data satellites, aerial photography, and computerized data banks of spatial data.

REQUIRED COURSES (15 units): Units
GIS130 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) 3
GIS133 GIS Cartography and Base Map Development 3
GIS134 Data Acquisition and Management 3
GIS135 Spatial Analysis with GIS 3
GIS136 GIS for Science, Government, and Business 3
  or
GIS137 GIS Advanced Applications 3
 
ELECTIVE COURSES (Minimum of 4 units): Units
GEOG100 Map Interpretation and Geospatial Analysis 3
  or
GIS100 Map Interpretation and Geospatial Analysis 3
GIS039 Global Positioning Systems (GPS) Field Techniques 1
GIS098 GIS Work Experience 1 - 4
GIS222 Independent Study in Geographic Information Systems 1 - 3
 
RECOMMENDED COURSES: Units
ARCH120 Introduction to Computer Aided Drafting 4
CIT101 Introduction to Computer Literacy 3
GEOG110 Physical Geography 3
GEOL101 Introduction to Physical Geology 3
 
Total Units 19