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Geographic Information Systems Technology (GIST)

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 Term TakenGrade
COLS 1010 Study, Organize, Succeed 3   
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   
    TERM TOTAL 19   
Action Items       
  Sept Meet with instructor to obtain ArcGIS software     
  Oct Meet with Success Coach or Advisor
Complete FAFSA for upcoming fall term
  Nov Register for next term     
1st Spring   Hours   
GIS 110 GIS Database Technology 3   
GIS 220 Demographics 3   
MATH 1530 Introductory Statistics 3   
COMM 2025 Fundamentals of Communication 3   
CITC 1301 Introduction to Programming and Logic 3   
    TERM TOTAL 15   
Action Items       
  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   
    TERM TOTAL 13   
Action Items       
  Sept Complete Application for Graduation     
  Oct Meet with Faculty Advisor     
  Nov Register for next term     
2nd Spring   Hours   
GIS 230 Project Management 3   
GIS 211 Internet Mapping 3   
CITC 1310 Programming I 3   
PHIL 1040 Introduction to Ethics (Recommended) OR
Humanities Elective
    TERM TOTAL 12   
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   
    TERM TOTAL 4   
    TOTAL HOURS 63   

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.