Database concepts, cultural geography and geographic information.
The GIS (Geographic Information Systems) Technician Technical Certificate (T.C.) will provide the essential skills and knowledge needed to obtain entry level jobs as a GIS Technician. The certificate will also increase job skills for other Engineering Technology degrees. GIS is a computer-based tool used to map and analyze spatial relationships. GIS technology integrates database operations with statistical analysis and presents this information visually using different mapping methods. Improved computer software and hardware is increasing the potential GIS applications and career opportunities open to individuals with this experience.
Students must complete 21 credit hours in the following Professional Courses:
- CGS 1100 - Microcomputer Applications for Business and Economics (3 credit hours)
- CGS 2542 - Database Concepts for Microcomputers (3 credit hours)
- ETD 1100 - Engineering Drawing (3 credit hours)
- GEO 2420 - Cultural Geography (3 credit hours)
- GIS 2040 - Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems (3 credit hours)
- GIS 2045 - Intermediate Geographic Information Systems (3 credit hours)
- GIS 2046 - Advanced Geographic Information Systems (3 credit hours)