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GISC 1125 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC

Concepts and Careers in Geographic Information Systems
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Introduction to basic Geographic Information Systems (GIS) operations, including file management and data transfer. Students will also learn about the ways in which GIS is used in different fields including business, government, and scientific analysis. Presentations will be made about career possibilities by GIS professionals. (1 Lec.)


GISC 1145 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for Engineers
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Designed to introduce Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data manipulation procedures as related to engineering applications. Students will learn how to transfer data between various Computer Aided Design (CAD) packages and GIS, and to use a variety of CAD tool operations with GIS. (2 Lab.)


GISC 1147 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC

Three Dimensional Analysis in Geographic Information Systems
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Focuses on the principles and usage of three-dimensional (3-D) surfaces in Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Students will learn how to prepare Triangulated Irregular Networks (TIN) and incorporate them into 3-D scenes for enhanced data visualization. (2 Lab.)


GISC 1149 (1 Credit Hours) New course added May 9, 2015
Offered at BHC

Spatial Analysis in Geographic Information Systems
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: This course focuses on the principles and usage of surface modeling in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) projects. Students will conduct surface interpolations (splining, IDW, and kriging) of z-values for geographic data. The students will also perform raster grid overlay operations using different software tools. (2 Lec.)


GISC 1151 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in Business and Realty
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: An introduction to GIS applications relating to business, marketing, and realty. Students will learn how to collect and manage business location data. Market analysis maps will be created for different types of business. (2 Lab.)


GISC 1153 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC

Geographic Information Systems for Educators
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Provides a basic introduction to the application of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in education, regardless of the student's field of interest. Students will learn how to incorporate GIS mapping and analysis into their own teaching disciplines. Teaching material will be developed for the individual student's teaching discipline. (2 Lab.)


GISC 1171 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC

GIS for Golf Course Management
This is a Local Need Course.
Course Description: Emphasis is on the maintenance and management of existing golf courses. Includes instruction on GIS functionality as it relates to course support, planning, ROI, mapping and interpretation. Introduces modeling concepts, automation of routines, data development and golf course content specific spatial analysis. Incorporates field sensors and related data collection techniques. (2 Lab.)


GISC 1172 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC

GIS for Landscape Management
This is a Local Need Course.
Course Description: Emphasis is on the maintenance and management of landscape facilities. Includes instruction on GIS functionality as it relates to landscape support, planning, ROI, mapping and interpretation. Introduces 3-D capabilities, CAD integration, modeling concepts, automation of routines, data development and landscape content specific spatial analysis. Incorporates conservation and natural resources management. (2 Lab.)


GISC 1173 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC

GIS for Municipalities
This is a Local Need Course.
Course Description: Focuses on use of GIS technology within and for municipal entities. Introduces specific GIS applications used within municipal environments and in support of municipal services. Discusses the evolution of GIS within these environments and explains current trends. Includes concepts of regional actions and resources as they affect local municipalities. (2 Lab.)


GISC 1191 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC

Special Topics in Cartography
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledges, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (2 Lab.)


GISC 1391 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC

Special Topics in Cartography
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


GISC 1401 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC

Cartography and Geography in Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and Global Positioning Systems
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Introduction to the principles of cartography and geography. Emphasis on global reference systems and the use of satellites for measurements and navigation. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)


GISC 1411 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Introduction to basic concepts of vector GIS using several industry specific software programs including nomenclature of cartography and geography. (3 Lec., 2 Lab.)


GISC 1421 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC

Introduction to Raster-Based Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Instruction in GIS data sets including raster-based information such as images or photographs, acquisition of such data, and processing and merging with vector data. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)


GISC 2131 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC

Advanced Problems in Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Seminar course designed for the final semester of a degree or certificate in Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Projects will include individual and group studies of GIS applications using the skills acquired in previous courses. The student will produce a professional project and present the results to a panel consisting of peers, instructors, or practicing GIS professionals. (2 Lab.)


GISC 2231 (1 Credit Hours) New course added May 9, 2015
Offered at BHC

Advanced Problems in Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Seminar course designed for the final semester of a degree or certificate in Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Projects will include individual and group studies of GIS applications using the skills acquired in previous courses. The student will produce a professional project and present the results to a panel consisting of peers, instructors, or practicing GIS professionals. (1 Lec., 2 Lab.)


GISC 2311 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Applications
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Application of GIS technology to real workplace applications from public and private sectors. Completion of Global Positioning Systems (GPS) fieldwork required for lab exercises. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


GISC 2320 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC

Intermediate Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: This course focuses on the study of spatial data structures and the display, manipulation, and analysis of geographic information. Students will study the technical aspects involved in spatial data handling, analysis and modeling. Instruction will include theories and procedures associated with the implementation and management of GIS projects. A variety of GIS software packages will be used in the laboratory. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


GISC 2335 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC

Programming for Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Seminar course designed for the final semester of a degree or certificate in Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Projects will include individual and group studies of GIS applications using the skills acquired in previous courses. The student will produce a professional project and present the results to a panel consisting of peers, instructors, or practicing GIS professionals. (2 Lec., 3 Lab.)


GISC 2380 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC

Cooperative Education-Cartography
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Career-related activities encountered in the student's area of specialization offered through an individualized agreement among the college, employer, and student. Under the supervision of the college and the employer, the student combines classroom learning with work experience. Includes a lecture component. (1 Lec., 15 Ext.)


GISC 2401 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC

Data Acquisition and Analysis in Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Study of the management of geographic information, system life cycles, and costs and benefits. Topics include demographic management and institutional issues such as data providers, data management, combination of attribute and graphical data, information storage and access, Texas and national standards for spatial data; and applications of GIS for demographic modeling and analysis. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)


GISC 2459 (1 Credit Hours) New course added May 9, 2015
Offered at BHC

Web-Served Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Delivery of geographic data via the Internet. Includes composition of the map features distributed and introduction on the use of markup languages to customize web-based Geographic Information Systems (GIS). (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)



Academic Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for transfer among community colleges and state public four year colleges and universities as freshman and sophomore general education courses.

WECM Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as workforce education (technical) courses offered for credit and CEUs (Continuing Education Units). While these courses are designed to transfer among state community colleges, they are not designed to automatically transfer to public four-year colleges and universities.


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