Geographic Information Systems Certificate

Curriculum CIS.GEO.CERT (C407X)

The Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Certificate prepares students for employment as GIS Technicians, GIS Analysts, and GIS Developers.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES:

At the successful completion of the Geographic Information Systems Certificate, the graduate will be able to:

  • describe the hardware and software components of a computer in order to understand their function, dependencies and interactions;
  • develop computer programming skills in order to build GIS (Graphic Information Systems) programs and applications;
  • demonstrate use of cartographic principles within GIS programs to show characteristics of specific end points;
  • use GIS software to analyze data in order to define the spatial location and geographic characteristics of an entity;
  • demonstrate an approach to maintain properly installed databases, datasets and data formats to be used in a GIS analysis or application; and
  • create visualizations of GIS data to be used for map documents and web and mobile device applications

Expected Background/Prerequisite Coursework:

CIS 101Computer Systems & Business Applications

3 credits

AND

CIS 121 #Introduction to Programming

3 credits

OR

equivalent work experience

Required Courses

CIS 102 #Professional Information Technology and Computer Science

3 credits

CIS 104 #Geographic Information Systems Fundamentals

3 credits

CIS 204 #Geographic Information Systems Analysis and Projects

3 credits

CIS 278 #Database Management Systems

3 credits

GEO 201Physical Geography: Maps and Land Forms

4 credits

Total Credit Hours:16

Total Credit Hours: 16

See CIS course descriptions.

Coordinator: David Anderson, Ext. 3968

Gainful Employment

The information provided in the link below is available to assist students in making informed choices about their education and career.

http://www.triton.edu/GE_Certificates/GeographicInformationSystemsCertificate/11.0202-Gedt.html

For more information about Gainful Employment, visit the Triton College Financial Aid Office, located in the Student Center Building, Room B-160, or send an email to: finaid@triton.edu.