Geographic Information Systems Major

The geographic information systems associate degree program provides the community with skilled professionals who use, edit, and make decisions using GIS systems. Graduates are able to work in diverse industries that use geographic information systems including government agencies, construction, banking, health care, land use planning, transportation mapping and analysis, and emergency response.

With the growth and expansion of decision-making using spatial data and geographic locations, many organizations are looking for individuals who have skills and knowledge in GIS. GIS professionals can analyze and match spatial data with geographic location, create maps and make decisions relevant to their industries. They use, edit and manipulate the GIS software in their day-to-day operations. GIS is expected to be a growth occupation in Ohio and throughout the nation.

Associate Degree Course Sequence

SSC101
Student Success Seminar
CIS126
Fundamentals of Information Systems
CSE122
Programming Logic and Problem Solving
GIS123
Maps and Map Reading
WDD121
Internet/Intranet Design and
 
Development
CPD121
Data Modeling and Database Design
GIS231
Geographic Information Systems
GIS232
Remote Sensing and Digital Image
 
Processing
 
Arts & Humanities Elective
 
Natural Science Elective
ENG124
College Composition
MTH108
Explorations in Modern Mathematics
COM121  
Effective Speaking or COM122
 
Interpersonal Communication or
 
COM123 Small Group
 
Communication
CPD222
Microsoft SQL Server Database
CSE235
Python Development
DET125
Basic AutoCAD
GIS233
Advanced Tools in Geospatial
 
Technologies
GIS234
Geospatial Technologies in Industry
CSE236
Analyzing Software Requirements and
 
Developing Solutions
 
Technical Elective
 
Technical Elective
 
TOTAL CREDITS 61-62