Higher Education
 

American River College

Geography Department
Hugh Howard, Ph.D.
4700 College Oak Drive
Sacramento, CA 95841
916-484-8805
howardh@arc.losrios.edu

Requirements for A.S. Degree in Geographic Information Systems: 60 Units

GEOG 330 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems 3
GEOG 334 Introduction to GIS Software Applications 3
GEOG 340 Cartographic Design for GIS 3
GEOG 342 Introduction to Remote Sensing and Digital Image Processing 3
GEOG 344 Spatial Analysis and Modeling in GIS 3
GEOG 350 Data Acquisition in GIS 3
GEOG 354 Introduction to the Global Positioning System (GPS) 1.5
GEOG 360 Database Design and Management in GIS 3
GEOG 362 Advanced Database Design and Management in GIS 3
GEOG 375 Introduction to GIS Programming 3
GEOG 380 Advanced GIS Software Applications 3
GEOG 385 Introduction to Web Based GIS Application Development 3
GEOG 498 Work Experience in Geography 1–4

Associate Degree Requirements: The Geographic Information Systems A.S. Degree may be obtained by completion of the courses listed above, plus general education requirements, plus sufficient electives to meet a 60-unit total. See American River College graduation requirements.

Requirements for the Certificate in Geographic Information Systems: 32.5-35.5 Units

GEOG 330 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems 3
GEOG 334 Introduction to GIS Software Applications 3
GEOG 340 Cartographic Design for GIS 3
GEOG 342 Introduction to Remote Sensing and Digital Image Processing 3
GEOG 344 Spatial Analysis and Modeling in GIS 3
GEOG 350 Data Acquisition in GIS 3
GEOG 354 Introduction to the Global Positioning System (GPS) 1.5
GEOG 360 Database Design and Management in GIS 3
GEOG 380 Advanced GIS Software Applications 3
GEOG 498 Work Experience in Geography 1–4

And a minimum of 6 units from the following:

GEOG 362 Advanced Database Design and Management in GIS 3
GEOG 375 Introduction to GIS Programming 3
GEOG 385 Introduction to Web Based GIS Application Development 3

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