Geographic Info. Syst. (GISC)

GISC 1301

Cartography and Geography in GIS and GPS

CRT HRS:3   LEC HRS:2   LAB HRS:4   OTH HRS:0

This course is an introduction to the principles of cartography and geography. Emphasis will be placed on global reference systems and the use of satellites for measurements and navigation.

Prerequisite: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in GISC 2320.

GISC 1311

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

CRT HRS:3   LEC HRS:2   LAB HRS:4   OTH HRS:0

This course is an introduction to the basic concepts of vector GIS using several industry specific software programs including nomenclature of cartography and geography.

Prerequisite: Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in DFTG 1409.

GISC 1321

Introduction to Raster-Based GIS

CRT HRS:3   LEC HRS:2   LAB HRS:4   OTH HRS:0

This course provides instruction in GIS data sets including raster-based information such as images or photographs, acquisition of such data, and processing and merging with vector data.

Prerequisite: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in GISC 1311.

GISC 1364

CAPSTONE: GIS PRACTICUM

CRT HRS:3   LEC HRS:0   LAB HRS:0   OTH HRS:21

This course provides practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and the student.

Prerequisite: DFTG 2419 and GISC 1311.

GISC 2303

Fundamentals of Logistics with Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

CRT HRS:3   LEC HRS:2   LAB HRS:4   OTH HRS:0

This course focuses on multiple data sources and their location-based relationships. It incorporates exposure to modes of transportation, resources, and product distribution and the combination of these elements with time, distance, and GPS technology for support of GIS analysis as relating to logistics.

Prerequisite: GISC 1311 and GISC 1321.

GISC 2311

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Applications

CRT HRS:3   LEC HRS:2   LAB HRS:3   OTH HRS:0

This course provides application of GIS technology to real workplace applications from public and private sectors. Completion of Global Positioning System (GPS) fieldwork is required for lab exercises.

Prerequisite: GISC 1301, GISC 1321, and DFTG 2419.

GISC 2320

Intermediate Geographic Information Systems

CRT HRS:3   LEC HRS:2   LAB HRS:4   OTH HRS:0

This course focuses on the study of spatial data structures and the display, manipulation, and analysis of geographic information. Students will study the technical aspects involved in spatial data handling, analysis and modeling. Instruction will include theories and procedures associated with the implementation and management of GIS projects. A variety of GIS software packages will be used in the laboratory.

Prerequisite: Completion of GISC 1311 and DFTG 1409.

GISC 2335

Programming for Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

CRT HRS:3   LEC HRS:2   LAB HRS:4   OTH HRS:0

This course focuses on the use of programming languages to customize and expand the capability of GIS applications. Instruction will include object-oriented and component programming. Students will also design their own Graphical User Interface (GUI).

Prerequisite: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in GISC 2359, ITSE 2409.

GISC 2359

Web-Served Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

CRT HRS:3   LEC HRS:2   LAB HRS:4   OTH HRS:0

This course covers the delivery of geographic data via the Internet. It includes composition of the map features distributed and an introduction on the use of markup languages to customize web-based Geographic Information Systems (GIS).

Prerequisite: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in GISC 2320, GISC 2303, ITSE 1411.

GISC 2404

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Design with Vector Analysis

CRT HRS:4   LEC HRS:2   LAB HRS:4   OTH HRS:0

This course uses GIS as a problem solving tool from the first stages of designing an analysis project, through the data collection and manipulation phase, to the final phase of presenting the project.

Prerequisite: GISC 1321, GISC 2303, and GISC 2359.