Higher Education
 

Haywood Community College, North Carolina

Natural Resources Division
James Jeuck, Blair Bishop, Instructors
185 Freedlander Drive
Clyde, NC 28721
(828) 627 - 4560

E-mail:jjeuck@haywood.edu , bbishop@haywood.edu
Geographic Information Systems / Global Positioning Systems Technologies

Program Descriptions

The Geographic Information System/Global Positioning System Technology curriculum provides a broad background in Geographic Information System (GIS) and Global Positioning System (GPS) technologies with practical applications in municipal, industrial, natural resources management, and other fields. Coursework consists of class and hands-on experience with GIS/GPS technologies, including running and modifying current GIS software, creating and manipulating GIS databases, and operating GPS technology.

Haywood Community College offers three programs in GIS / GPS Technologies. The 2-year AAS program, a 1 ½ year Diploma program, or a 1-year Certificate program.

Course Listing:UNITS
General Education Courses
COM 120 Interpersonal Communication
3
or
COM 231 Public Speaking
3
ENG 111 Expository Writing
3
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers
3
Humanities and Fine Arts
3
MAT 121 Algebra/Trigonometry I
3
MAT 122 Algebra/Trigonometry II
3
or
MAT 151 Statistics I
3
Social and Behavioral Sciences
3
Total General Education
21
 
Major Courses
BUS 280 REAL Small Business
4
CIS 130 Survey of Operating Systems
3
CIS 152 Database Concepts & Applications
3
CSC 134 C++ Programming
3
FOR 234 Forest Surveying
4
GIS 210 Physical Geography for GIS
3
GIS 245 Introduction to Spatial Analysis
3
GIS 111 Introduction to GIS
3
GIS 112 Introduction to GPS
3
GIS 121 Georeferencing & Mapping
3
GIS 221 Advanced Topics in GIS
2
GIS 231 Geo Position Systems Methods
3
GIS 250 AutoCAD & Transcription for GIS
2
GIS 211 GIS/GPS Project
2
GIS 255 Advanced Spatial Analysis
3
GIS 251 Computer Graphics/Mapping
2
NET 110 Data Communication/Networking
3
Total Major
49
 
Total Required Hours
70


Course Descriptions

GIS 111 Introduction to Global Information Systems (2-2-0-3) This course introduces the hardware and software components of a Geographic Information System and reviews GIS applications. Topics include data structures and basic functions, methods of data capture and sources of data, and the nature and characteristics of spatial data and objects. Upon completion, students should be able to identify GIS hardware components, typical operations, products/applications, and differences between database models and between raster and vector systems. Prerequisites: None. Corequisites: None. Credit: 3 semester hours.

GIS 112 Introduction to Global Positioning Systems (2-2-0-3) This course provides an overview of global positioning systems. Topics include the theory, implementation, and operations of global positioning systems, as well as alternate data source remote sensing. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the fundamentals of the technology. Prerequisites: None. Corequisites: None. Credit: 3 semester hours.

GIS 121 Georeferencing and Mapping (2-2-0-3) This course introduces coordinate systems, fundamentals of surveying, and cartography. Topics include the theory, acquisition, and use of locational data using both continuous and discrete georeferencing methods. Upon completion, students should be able to identify appropriate coordinate systems for a situation and translate data into correct map form. Prerequisites: None. Corequisites: None. Credit: 3 semester hours.

GIS 210 Physical Geography for Global Information Systems (3-0-0-3) This course introduces the various global environmental systems operating on the earth’s surface. Emphasis is placed on an examination of the human interaction with these natural processes. Upon completion, students should be able to discuss fundamental concepts of physical geography and the connection between these attributes and human use. Prerequisites: None. Corequisites: None. Credit: 3 semester hours.

GIS 211 GIS/GPS Project (1-2-0-2) This course provides the opportunity to interact with a municipal, industrial, or service organization. Emphasis is placed on defining a question, gathering and analyzing pertinent data, and drawing conclusions leading to question resolution. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate their command of GIS/GPS applications for problem solving. Prerequisites: None. Corequisites: None. Credit: 2 semester hours.

GIS 221 Advanced Topics in GIS (1-2-0-2) This course covers technical aspects of GIS functions, algorithms, theory of geographical data structures, and error handling. Emphasis is placed on laboratory experiences requiring manipulation of tools, data, and macros. Upon completion, students should be able to construct a small Geographic Information System. Prerequisites: None. Corequisites: None. Credit: 2 semester hours.

GIS 231 Geo-Positioning Systems Methods (1-4-0-3) This course covers quantitative techniques for collection, classification, and spatial analysis of geographical data. Emphasis is placed on map analysis and application of spatial analysis. Upon completion, students should be able to collect, record, and utilize geographical data. Prerequisites: None. Corequisites: None. Credit: 3 semester hours.

GIS 245 Introduction to Spatial Analysis (2-2-0-3) This course is designed to expose students to various components of spatial analysis. Emphasis is placed on modeling and decision making with the use of spatial data. Upon completion, students will be able to utilize statistical models in the process of spatial analysis. Prerequisites: GIS 111 and GIS 121. Corequisites: None. Credit: 3 semester hours.

GIS 250 AutoCAD and Transcription for GIS (0-4-0-2) This course introduces AutoCAD and its applications to specific design, drafting, and GIS applications. Emphasis is placed on hands-on applications, operation of the CAD workstation, input and output devices, and translation techniques between CAD and GIS systems. Upon completion, students should be able to operate a CAD workstation and utilize CAD input for GIS. Prerequisites: None. Corequisites: None. Credit: 2 semester hours.

GIS 251 Computer Graphics and Mapping (1-2-0-2) This course introduces the various methods and techniques of computer assisted and generated images. Emphasis is placed upon know of and use of draw and paint software, basic word processing, and map production. Upon completion, students should be able to produce and utilize computer generated images. Prerequisites: None. Corequisites: None. Credit: 2 semester hours.

GIS 255 Advanced Spatial Analysis (2-2-0-3) This course provides an opportunity to combine the constituents of Geographic Information Science. Emphasis is placed on the acquisition, refinement and analysis of data from numerous sources. Upon completion, students will be able to extract tangible results gained from the manipulation of a diversified group of information resources. Prerequisites: GIS 111 and GIS 121. Corequisites: None. Credit: 3 semester hours.


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