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Fulton-Montgomery Community College

Spatial Information Technology Center
John Borst, Education Operations Coordinator
2805 State Highway 67
Johnstown, NY 12095
518-762-4651, ext. 3486
Web: www.sitc.cc
E-mail: jborst@fmcc.suny.edu

Program Descriptions

Associate of Science Degree in Spatial Information Technology and Certificate Program in Spatial Information Technology

The AS degree is designed for the student who intends to pursue a career in any aspect of the fields of Spatial Information Technology and Geographic Information Systems. The program also provides a solid foundation for students pursuing a Bachelor's degree. A minimum of 67 semester hours is required to complete the AS degree.

The one-year Certificate Program provides students with professional and technical education in the growing field of spatial information technology, encompassing studies in the disciplines of GIS, GPS, and Remote Sensing. A minimum of 30 semester hours is required to complete the Certificate program.

The following courses are the core GIS requirements for both the AS and Certificate programs.

Course Listing: UNITS
SP 120 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems 3
SP 220 Advanced Geographic Information Systems 4
SP 230 Remote Sensing Technology 4
SP 240 Cartography 4

Course Descriptions

SP 120
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
3 Credits

PREREQUISITE: Basic Computer Skills
LECTURE: 2 hours per week
LABORATORY: 1.5 hours per week
Introduction to the theory and concepts of Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Students will engage in problem solving activities through laboratory and field work.

SP 220
Advanced Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
4 Credits

PREREQUISITE: SP 120 (Introduction to GIS)
DEPARTMENTAL RECOMMENDATION (S): GEO 2150
LECTURE: 3 hours per week
LABORATORY: 3 hours per week
This course provides students with the opportunity to apply GIS skills to decision making and to study advanced topics in spatial modeling, image processing and GIS project management. Students will become proficient with ArcView GIS.

SP 230
Remote Sensing Technology
4 Credits

PREREQUISITE: SP 120 (Introduction to GIS)
LECTURE: 3 hours per week
LABORATORY: 3 hours per week
Introduction to fundamental concepts and systems used for remote sensing applications. Students will learn how various satellites and sensors systems are used to identify how images are corrected and analyzed.

SP 240
Cartography
4 Credits

PREREQUISITE: SP 120 (Introduction to GIS)
LECTURE: 3 hours per week
LABORATORY: 3 hours per week
Introduction to the techniques and concepts related to map making. Students will be introduced to the fundamentals of map design, map interpretation, and map analysis.


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