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Brevard Community College

Science Department
Dr. Martin McClinton, Department Chair
250 Community College Parkway SE
Palm Bay, FL, 32909
(321) 632 1111, ext. 22067
E-mail: mcclintonm@brevardcc.edu

Certificate in GIS and GPS and Computer Information Technology AS Degree (GIS Option)

Description of Program
Certificate in GIS and GPS--This local certificate is designed for those who wish to gain a qualification in GIS and GPS technologies. It is particularly directed at those who already have received an AS or BS degree or those who are involved in these technologies. The courses require prior computer knowledge.

Course Listing: CREDITS
GEO 2150 Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems 3
SUR 2533 Fundamentals of Global Positioning Systems 3
GEO 2154 Advanced GIS Software 3
 TOTAL UNITS 9

Description of Program
Computer Information Technology AS Degree (GIS Option)--The Computer Information System Analysis program is designed to prepare students for careers in the business application of computers. This program provides students with the option to follow one of five tracks, one of which is the Geographic Information System Option shown below. All students receive training in the basic concepts that underlie computing technology, computer programming, computer networks and database techniques by successfully completing core courses. Technical electives provide students the opportunity to further their knowledge in specific areas of their choice. Many of these classes are available online.

Course Listing:

Core Courses:  
CGS 1000 Introduction to Computers 3
CGS 2100 Microcomputer Applications 3
COP 1332 Visual Basic Programming 3
COP 2334 C++ Programming 3
COP 2700 Database Techniques 3
CIS 2321 Intro to Systems Analysis & Design 3
CGS 1101 Management Information Systems 3
CGS 2263 Networking Essentials
or
CET 1600 Cisco Fundamentals
3

3
 SUBTOTAL CREDITS 24
General Education Classes  
Written communications requirement 3
Oral communications requirement 3
Computation requirement 3
Humanities/fine arts requirement 3
Social/behavioral science requirement 3
 SUBTOTAL 15 Credits

OPTION 1: GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS

GEO 2150 Fundamentals of GIS 3
GEO 2154 Advanced GIS Software 3
SUR 2533 Fundamentals of GPS 3
GEO 1130 Fundamentals of Remote Sensing 3
GEO 2155 Applications of GIS, GPS & Remote Sensing
or
GEO 2151 ArcInfo
3

3
 SUBTOTAL 15 Credits
Technical Electives
Take 9 credits from a list of computer technology classes including UNIX, Windows 2000 Professional, AutoCAD, C++ Programming Advanced, Oracle SQL &PL/SQL and Oracle Network Administrator.
 TOTAL UNITS 63 Credits

Description of GIS Option Classes Courses:

GEO 2150
Fundamentals of GIS
3 Credits

PREREQUISITE: Any computer class
DEPARTMENTAL RECOMMENDATION (S): CGS 1000
LECTURE: 1.5 hours per week
LABORATORY: 1.5 hours per week
A detailed course in geographic information systems (GIS) and an accompanying laboratory session. The course will discuss different types of GIS and their capabilities; GIS data collection and input; GIS data types and basic mapping concepts. The laboratory session will introduce students to ArcView 8 software.

SUR 2533
Fundamentals of GIS
3 Credits

PREREQUISITE: GEO 2150 (GEO 2150 may be taken as a co-requisite)
DEPARTMENTAL RECOMMENDATION (S): GEO 2150
LECTURE: 1.5 hours per week
LABORATORY: 1.5 hours per week
A detailed course in global positioning systems. The areas of concentration include the history, operation and applications of global positioning systems, concentrating on the US NAVSTAR system. Students gain hands-on experience with GPS receivers for navigating and mapping.

GEO 2154
Advanced GIS Software
3 Credits

PREREQUISITE: GEO 2150
DEPARTMENTAL RECOMMENDATION (S): GEO 2150
LECTURE: 0.5 hours per week
LABORATORY: 2.5 hours per week
This course follows on from GEO 2150 providing students with hands-on experience with additional GIS capabilities. It concentrates on solving geographic problems that involve street networks, continuously varying map features (e.g. elevation) and those that require 3-D visualization.

GEO 1130
Fundamentals of Remote Sensing
3 Credits

PREREQUISITE: GEO 2150
DEPARTMENTAL RECOMMENDATION (S): GEO 2150
LECTURE: 1.5 hours per week
LABORATORY: 1.5 hours per week
A course that provides students with an understanding of the principles of remote sensing and image processing and their virtually unlimited applications. This course concentrates on satellite imagery and aerial photography as data sources for geographic information systems. The course includes hands-on experience with ArcView's Image Analyst.

GEO 2155
Applications of GIS, GPS and Remote Sensing
3 Credits

PREREQUISITE: GEO 2150, SUR 2533 and GEO 1130
DEPARTMENTAL RECOMMENDATION (S): GEO 2150, SUR 2533 and GEO 1130
LECTURE: 0.2 hours per week
LABORATORY: 2.8 hours per week
A course that brings together these three technologies for solving real-world problems. The course is divided into a series of modules that concentrate on specific problems and allows students to explore the capabilities of GIS, GPS, and remote sensing software/hardware to generate solutions.

GEO 2151
ArcInfo
3 Credits

PREREQUISITE: GEO 2150,
DEPARTMENTAL RECOMMENDATION (S): GEO 2154
LECTURE: 0.75 hours per week
LABORATORY: 2.25 hours per week
This course introduces students to advanced topics in the geographic information system program ArcInfo. Topics depend upon latest software releases!

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