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GIS Drafting and Mapping Certificate
Semester Hours:  33
Effective Term: Fall 2014
Prerequisites: MAT101 Essential Mathematics (4) or higher
Corequisites: None


Program Description: Create, analyze and map Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data to prepare students for positions using GIS and GPS technology and/or to progress towards the GIS A.A.S. Degree.

Gainful Employment Disclosures per 34 CFR 668.6: centralaz.edu/documents/disclosures/GIS_Drafting_and_Mapping/Gedt.

Recommended Proficiencies: Mathematics/Statistics and Computer Information Systems proficiencies

Course Requirements
GIS Drafting and Mapping Certificate (33)

Prerequisite:
MAT101 Essential Mathematics (4) or higher

Core Requirements (33)
GIS101 Introduction to Geographic Information Technologies (3)
GIS102 Map and Image Interpretation (3)
GIS111 Introduction to GIS (4)
GIS112 Intermediate GIS (4)
GIS113 Advanced GIS (4)
DFT127 AutoCAD I (3)
DFT128 AutoCAD II (3)
DFT131 AutoCAD III (3)
GIS150 GIS and Global Positioning Systems (GPS) (3)
GIS196 GIS Internship I (3)

Other Requirements
Students must earn a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of at least a 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.
Students must earn at least one-third of the certificate credits from CAC.
Program Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Evaluation Level) Identify and explain GIS skills and knowledge to create GIS projects and evaluate those projects based on industry GIS standards.
2. (Evaluation Level) Analyze GIS applications based on project goals and stakeholder's needs.
3. (Evaluation Level) Explain and analyze datums, projections and coordinate systems to determine next project steps.
4. (Evaluation Level) Demonstrate, explain and critique the role of remote sensing applications in GIS.
5. (Synthesis Level) Create and explain the process to digitally create and modify a map.
6. (Evaluation Level) Use GIS applications to analyze a range of datasets including transportation systems, the environment and communities to create a city plan.
7. (Synthesis Level) Assemble a comprehensive plan to use GIS methods to conduct research in preparation or in conjunction with an Internship.
8. (Synthesis Level) Apply GIS and GPS knowledge and skills to real-world applications.
9. (Evaluation Level) Identify, explain and critique advanced level map elements, including: title, scale, north arrow, date and legend and many others.
Standards for Program
URISA (http://www.urisa.org/)

ESRI (http://www.esri.com/) &
(http://proceedings.esri.com/library/userconf/proc01/professional/papers/pap411/p411.htm)

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

NCGIA (http://www.ncgia.ucsb.edu/) &
(http://www.ncgia.ucsb.edu/other/ucgis/ed_priorities/a&c.html)