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CIVIL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY - GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS

CERTIFICATE: Certificate in Applied Science with a major in Geographic Information Systems

To provide students with fundamental skills associated with entry-level Geographic Information Systems positions in industry.

This certificate provides students with fundamental skills associated with entry-level Geographic Information systems positions in industry. This program is designed to introduce students to the geographic information systems used to evaluate large amounts of data. Students will acquire techniques for retrieving spatial and database information which will be used in preparing analytical reports.

PREREQUISITES FOR ENTRANCE

Required Courses

High School: None
College: None

NOTE:  A grade of "C" or better is required for each prerequisite course.

Other Requirements

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

Course Requirements


Course Class Lab Credit
EGR 120 Engineering Computer Applications 3 0 3
GMT 101 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems 3 0 3
GMT 103 Introduction to Global Positioning Systems 3 0 3
GMT 115 Fundamentals of Cartography & Photogrammetry/Imaging 4 0 4
GMT 240 Geographic Information Systems Analysis and Reporting 4 0 4
GMT 261 Special Topics Related to GIS 1 0 1
18 0 18
Minimum Total Credit Hours:  18

SEMESTER CURRICULUM

SEMESTER 1 (Fall)


Course Class Lab Credit
EGR 120 Engineering Computer Applications 3 0 3
GMT 101 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems 3 0 3
6 0 6

SEMESTER 2 (Spring)


Course Class Lab Credit
GMT 103 Introduction to Global Positioning Systems 3 0 3
GMT 115 Fundamentals of Cartography & Photogrammetry/Imaging 4 0 4
7 0 7

SEMESTER 3 (Summer)


Course Class Lab Credit
GMT 240 Geographic Information Systems Analysis and Reporting 4 0 4
GMT 261 Special Topics Related to GIS 1 0 1
5 0 5
Minimum Total Credit Hours:  18

PROGRAM AND EMPLOYMENT TIDBITS

Contact Person: Kamil Zakhour

Waiting List: No

Local Starting Salary: $20,000.00

Local Average Salary: $24,000.00

National Starting Salary: $22,000.00

National Average Salary: $28,000.00