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GIS 296 GIS Internship II
Credit Hours:  3
Effective Term: Fall 2013
AGEC: None
Credit Breakdown: 3 Internships - 135 Hours
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A/F

Description: The GIS Internship II is designed for GIS A.A.S. Degree seeking students as their capstone course in which they apply their GIS knowledge and skill in a real-world setting based on their selected GIS track, interests and skills. This internship requires 135 hours of applied work in a work setting.

Prerequisites: GIS113, (DFT131 or GIS241), (GIS230 or GIS231 or GIS232), (CIS120 or AGB124), GIS196 and instructor consent. This is the GIS A.A.S. Degree capstone course and all GIS AAS Degree coursework must be completed prior to enrollment in this course.

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Application Level) Select a place of internship or equivalent project though departmental procedure/process and complete an interview process.
2. (Synthesis Level) In collaboration with instructor and supervisor, create a contract of specific internship responsibilities and project(s) which will earn approval from the instructor and supervisor.
3. (Application Level) Apply classroom instruction in the Geographic Information Systems degree program to a practical work experience situation.
4. (Synthesis Level) In collaboration with the organization, develop methods to address the needs of that organization including the work project which addresses their GIS needs.
5. (Application Level) Apply human relation skills in an industry setting, including punctuality, communication, presentation and professionalism with industry personnel and faculty coordinator through journal and face to face consultations.
6. (Synthesis Level) Assess internship experience in relationship to previous course work, completed contract and future employment opportunities.
7. (Evaluation Level) In written discourse, submit a reflection paper highlighting the internship experience, suggesting future improvements and how previous coursework prepared students for the internship. Journal the activities participated in during the GIS internship and identify improvement strategies.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
GIS Standards:
URISA (http://www.urisa.org/)

ESRI (http://www.esri.com/) &

GISCI (http://www.gisci.org/)

NCGIA (http://www.ncgia.ucsb.edu/) &

AZ State Cartographer's Office: http://sco.az.gov/

State of AZ GIS Standards (08/19/2010): https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&q=cache:y9-JjLaA_wIJ:isd.azdoa.gov/forms_docs/911/StateofArizona_GISStandards_AI20090402.doc+GIS+standards+Arizona&hl=en&gl=us&pid=bl&srcid=ADGEESjoeFvJaquEU6QZ-AqQCsQzXVgEmXdN18HMnq9c4bYijGVqVy4ZGBTaQrcRRGXIBbJNalU47t8z-H33DOhdaXu8XZPObh3trNl3qJFSqm9yKlmm5A9JbW9SWFE0GGWYRg2DeykQ&sig=AHIEtbQuZhN4E1c7S0-4EH54C-sstRm35w

USGS Water Resources Maps and GIS Data: http://water.usgs.gov/maps.html

AZ Surveyor's Forge Standards/GPS World: http://www.gpsworld.com/gis/gis-and-mapping/arizona-surveyors-forge-standards-7485