Higher Education

Greenville Technical College, South Carolina

Amy Daniels, GIS Instructor
506 S. Pleasantburg Dr.
Greenville, SC 29606-5606
864-250-8141
amy.daniels@gvltec.edu

Associates of Science in Geomatics; Advanced GIS Certificate

Description of Program:

A.S. Geomatics, Advanced GIS Certificate

GIS Course Listing: UNITS
GMT 101 – Introduction to GIS 3 Credits
GMT 115 – Cartography 4 Credits
GMT 210 – GIS Data Entry and Editing 4 Credits
GMT 220 – GIS Databases 3 Credits
GMT 230 – GIS Analysis Techniques 3 Credits
GMT 240 – GIS Research Project 4 Credits

Surveying Course Listing: UNITS
GMT 110 – Map Drafting (CAD) 2 Credits
GMT 120 – Fundamentals of Surveying 4 Credits
GMT 215 – Advanced Surveying 4 Credits
GMT 235 – GPS and Geodesy 4 Credits
GMT 245 – Cadastral Mapping 3 Credits
GMT 250 – Evidence and Procedures of Boundary Control 3 Credits

TOTAL UNITS = 41 Geomatics Credits*

*In addition to General Education requirements for the A.S. Degree

Description of Courses:

GMT 101)
Introduction to GIS3 Credits
PREREQUISITE: None
DEPARTMENTAL RECOMMENDATION (S):
LECTURE: 3
LABORATORY: 0
This course is designed to introduce students to the basic principles and concepts of GIS. The students will learn basic GIS functionality through hands on experience with a selected GIS package. The course will include lectures, class discussion, assigned readings, and hands on exercises.

GMT 115)
Cartography4 Credits
PREREQUISITE: GMT 101
DEPARTMENTAL RECOMMENDATION (S):
LECTURE: 3
LABORATORY: 3
This course is a study of the introduction to the principles of map construction and the use of aerial photography and imaging technologies in map preparation. a review of map compilation and symbolization, projections and coordinate systems, use of maps, photography and imaging products to present thematic information.

GMT 210)
GIS Data Entry and Editing4 Credits
PREREQUISITE: GMT 101, GMT 115
DEPARTMENTAL RECOMMENDATION (S):
LECTURE: 3
LABORATORY: 3
This course is a study of the methods of point, line and area graphic data entry into digital mapping systems, to include use of existing digital data sets, digitizing from existing hard copy documents, scanning and conversion from raster to vector format, coordinate geometry entry and input from GPS systems. Translations of graphic data from one software system to another and techniques of adding, deleting or modifying graphic data are also included in the course.

GMT 220)
GIS Databases3 Credits
PREREQUISITE: GMT 101, GMT 115, GMT 210
DEPARTMENTAL RECOMMENDATION (S):
LECTURE: 3
LABORATORY: 0
This course provides the student with the skills needed to analyze and design of non-graphical geo-relational database systems. Students will be able to create and manage ESRI geodatabases as well as utilize a variety of existing data models related to industry specific tasks.

GMT 230)
GIS Analysis Methods3 Credits
PREREQUISITE: GMT 101, GMT 115, GMT 210, GMT 220
DEPARTMENTAL RECOMMENDATION (S):
LECTURE: 2
LABORATORY: 3
This course allows the student to advance beyond the introductory level of GIS and explore the ArcGIS extensions and spatial analysis capabilities of GIS. They are also introduced to how these tools are utilized to solve real world problems. Students will gain a greater understanding of GIS software, in particular ArcGIS. The course will contain lecture series followed by practical exercises using GIS software.

GMT 240)
GIS Research Project4 Credits
PREREQUISITE: GMT 101, GMT 115, GMT 210, GMT 230
DEPARTMENTAL RECOMMENDATION (S):
LECTURE: 3
LABORATORY: 3
To provide the student an opportunity to utilize the knowledge, skills and abilities they have acquired in the GIS Program to design, execute and report on an individual GIS related project. The student will demonstrate what they have learned in the program.

Surveying Courses not outlined here. The 2-Year Geomatics Degree includes both GIS and Surveying Courses. The GIS Certificate can be added to any 2-year degree, and makes up half of the Geomatics degree.

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