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Bessemer, AL  35022

 

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Geographic Information Systems

Bessemer Campus

 

E-Mail - Donnell Perry

205.929.3475

 

 

GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS

(GIS)

MISSION: The mission of Geographic Information Systems program is to provide students to the technology used to view and analyze data from a geographic perspective. The technology is a multibillion dollar industry which effects business and governments. The computer based programs can assist in choosing sites, targeting market segments, planning distribution networks, and responding to emergencies.

GIS helps companies and governments look for patterns in both the man-made and natural realms so they can better understand the world. This new technology in mapping is booming.  The Geographic Information System process takes the numbers and words from the rows and columns in databases and spreadsheets and places them on maps. This process highlights characteristics such as the location of new customers, where environmental degradation is occurring, the identification of roads and water systems needing repairs, and identifies ways to increase farm production and manage land more efficiently.  Mapping geologic features and ground temperatures can assist exploration geologists look for minerals, gas, oil, and other materials underground. This program consists of one short certificate.

GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS*

Short Certificate 29 Credit Hours

Note: PSY 100 Orientation and WKO 107 Workplace Skills Preparation are required during the first semester of attendance for all students entering this program.

COURSE NUMBER

COURSE NUMBER

COURSE NUMBER

PSY 100

Orientation

1

WKO 107

Workplace Skills Preparation

1

GIS 201

GIS Fundamentals

3

GIS 202

Cartographic Design for GIS

3

GIS 203

Remote Sensors., Spat. Analy./Mdl.

3

GIS 204

GIS Applications Programming

3

CIS 191

Intro to Computer Programming

3

CIS 212

Visual Basic Programming

3

DDT 104

Basic Computer Aided Drafting

3

DDT 133

Basic Surveying

3

DDT 213

Civil Drafting, Plat Maps

3