Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College Credit Catalog 2011-2012

Geographic Information Systems

Business & Information Technology

203 Nielsen Hall

319-398-5416

www.kirkwood.edu/businessdept

Entry time

Fall or Spring

Award

Associate of Applied Science degree

2 years (4 semesters)

Certificate option available. See advisor for information.

Geographic Information Systems is a powerful set of integrated technology tools intended to assist with collection, storage, manipulation, analysis and visualization of real-world spatial data. This information is used in business and marketing, resource management, mapping, environmental management and other industries. GIS exploded into one of the fastest growing and most widely adopted technologies in the information age.

Career opportunities: GIS technician, GIS data specialist, GIS specialist, GIS mapping technician, engineering technician, GIS mapping assistant, GIS application specialist, cartographer, photogrammerist, surveyor technician.

Degree Requirements

Course Number

Course Title

Credit Hours

First Semester

CSC-110

Introduction to Computers

3

ENG-105

Composition I

3

GIS-110

Survey of Geographic Information Systems

3

GIS-112

Introduction to ArcGIS

3

MAT-107

Survey of Math

4

 

 

16

Second Semester

CIS-128

Programming Concepts

3

GIS-120

Geospatial Data Collection

3

GIS-122

Governmental GIS

3

MAT-155

Statistical Ideas

3

MGT-145

Human Relations in Management

3

–––––––

Elective

3

 

 

18

Third Semester

CAD-105

CAD I

2

CIS-307

Introduction to Databases

3

GIS-210

Mapping for Decision Making

3

GIS-212

Managing GIS Projects

3

–––––––

Elective

3

–––––––

Humanities elective

3

 

 

17

Fourth Semester

BUS-290

Employment Search and Workplace Success

1

ENG-106

Composition II or

3

SPC-101

Fundamentals of Oral Communication

 

GIS-240

GIS Projects or

3

BUS-932

Internship

 

GIS-214

Internet Mapping Services

3

MKT-110

Principles of Marketing

3

–––––––

Electives

2

 

 

15

Total program credit hours

66

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