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This degree program prepares students for careers as Geographic Information Systems (GIS) analysts. Students receive specialized training in geographic fundamentals, GIS database design, spatial analysis, demographic analysis, computer programming, digital image analysis, cartographic design and global positioning system (GPS) principles. Students become skilled in using popular GIS software packages and GPS mapping products.


1st Fall   Hours
GIS 101 Introduction to GIS 4
GIS 105 Computer Cartography 3
INFS 1010 Computer Applications 3
ENGL 1010 Composition I 3
GEOG 2010 World Geography 3
Action Items    
  Sept Meet with instructor to obtain ArcGIS software  
  Oct Meet with Success Coach or Advisor  
  Nov Register for next term  
1st Spring   Hours
GIS 110 GIS Database Technology 3
GIS 220 Demographics 3
MATH 1530 Probability and Statistics non-Calculus based 3
SPCH 1010 Fundamentals of Speech 3
CITC 1301 Introduction to Programming and Logic 3
Action Items    
  Jan Complete FAFSA  
  Mar Meet with Success Coach or Advisor  
  April Register for next term  
2nd Fall   Hours
GIS 210 GPS and Imagery 3
CITC 1312 Intro to .Net Programming 3
BUSN 2365 Database Creation and Design 3
GEOL 1040 Physical Geology 4
Action Items    
  Sept Complete Intent to Graduate with Faculty Advisor  
  Oct Meet with Faculty Advisor  
  Nov Register for next term  
2nd Spring   Hours
GIS 230 Project Management 3
GIS 211 Internet Mapping 3
    CITC Elective1
Any CITC course except 1300
    Humanities Elective 3
Action Items    
  Feb Take Exit Exam (ETS Proficiency Profile)  
  Mar Begin job search using RaiderRecruit
Meet with Faculty Advisor to discuss job search
2nd Summer   Hours
GIS 290 Directed Research 4

1Consult with your faculty advisor for the most appropriate course.

Students pursuing this area of study will be advised by the Social Science, Business and Education Division.

This program is designed for students who plan to enter the workforce upon graduation.  Students intending to transfer to a baccalaureate program are advised that they should check with their academic advisor and the four-year institution regarding specific transfer of courses.

Roane State Community College
276 Patton Lane
Harriman, TN 37748-5011

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