2020 - 2021 Dallas College Catalog

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Course Number: GISC 1125 (1 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC

Course Title: 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.)


Course Number: GISC 1145 (1 Credit Hours)
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Course Title: 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.)


Course Number: GISC 1147 (1 Credit Hours)
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Course Title: 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.)


Course Number: GISC 1151 (1 Credit Hours)
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Course Title: Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in Business and Realty

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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.)


Course Number: GISC 1153 (1 Credit Hours)
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Course Title: 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.)


Course Number: GISC 1191 (1 Credit Hours)
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Course Title: 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.)


Course Number: GISC 1391 (3 Credit Hours)
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Course Title: 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.)


Course Number: GISC 1401 (4 Credit Hours)
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Course Title: 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.)


Course Number: GISC 1411 (4 Credit Hours)
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Course Title: 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.)


Course Number: GISC 1421 (4 Credit Hours)
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Course Title: 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.)


Course Number: GISC 2131 (1 Credit Hours)
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Course Title: Advanced Problems in Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

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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.)


Course Number: GISC 2231 (1 Credit Hours)
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Course Title: 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.)


Course Number: GISC 2311 (3 Credit Hours)
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Course Title: 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.)


Course Number: GISC 2320 (3 Credit Hours)
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Course Title: 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.)


Course Number: GISC 2335 (3 Credit Hours)
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Course Title: 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.)


Course Number: GISC 2380 (3 Credit Hours)
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Course Title: 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.)


Course Number: GISC 2401 (4 Credit Hours)
Listed by Campus(es): BHC

Course Title: 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.)


Course Number: GISC 2459 (1 Credit Hours)
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Course Title: 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.)



ACGM (Lower-Division Academic Course Guide Manual) Courses

Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for general academic transfer among community, state, and technical colleges in Texas; and state public four-year colleges and universities as freshman and sophomore general education courses.


WECM (Workforce Education Course Manual) 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.