2014 - 2015 Catalog
Program: Geographic Information Systems Technology
Degree Plan: Geographic Information Systems Engineering Assistant Certificate

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(Level I Certificate)

EFC-Closed September 1, 2014.

  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

Degree Plan Code: C1.GIS.ENGR.ASST.09

This Geographic Information Systems Engineering Assistant Certificate will prepare graduates to perform the duties necessary to assist a surveyor or engineer. Upon completion of this certificate program, the student will be able to use a variety of mapping application programs; acquire and correlate data from global positioning systems (GPS), surveying, and other sources; maintain spatial data; and present the results in a cartographic format. The program utilizes both classroom and laboratory experiences.



DFTG 1405 Technical Drafting 4
SRVY 1419 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems 4
ITSC 1401 Introduction to Computers 4
MATH 1314 College Algebra OR 3
MATH 1414 College Algebra (4)


DFTG 1309 Basic Computer-Aided Drafting 3
DFTG 2321 Topographical Drafting 3
SRVY 1315 Surveying Calculations 3
SRVY 1491 Special Topics in Surveying 4


DFTG 1491 Special Topics in Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General 4
SRVY 2305 Geographic Information Systems Applications 3
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication OR 3
SPCH 1315 Fundamentals of Public Speaking (3)
Minimum Hours Required 38-39

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.