2014 - 2015 Combined Catalogs of the Colleges

Program: Geographic Information Systems Technology
Degree Plan: Geographic Information Systems Specialist AAS

(Associate in Applied Sciences Degree)

Brookhaven only

  • Students pursuing this award program are required to meet Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards and 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: AAS.GIS.SPEC

The Geographic Information Systems Technology Program would prepare graduates to perform duties of a GIS specialist (upon completion of an associate degree). The students would be able to use a variety of GIS application programs; acquire and correlate data from geographical positioning system (GPS) surveying and other sources; design the database for storage of the data; and present the results in a cartographic format. The program combines classroom and laboratory experience with cooperative experience.



GISC 1125 Concepts and Careers in Geographic Information Systems 1
GISC 1411 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) 4
COSC 1401 Introduction to Computing OR 4
ITSC 1401 Introduction to Computers OR (4)
BCIS 1405 Business Computer Applications (4)
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
GEOG 1301 Physical Geography 3


ENGL 1302 Composition II OR 3
ETWR 2301 Advanced Technical Writing (3)
GISC 1401 Cartography and Geography in Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and Global Positioning Systems 4
+MATH Elective 3-4
GISC 2320 Intermediate Geographic Information Systems (GIS) 3
GISC 1147 Three Dimensional Analysis in Geographic Information Systems 1


GISC 1391 Special Topics in Cartography 3
GISC 1421 Introduction to Raster-Based Geographic Information Systems (GIS) 4
GISC 2311 Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Applications 3
GISC 2401 Data Acquisition and Analysis in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) 4
++GISC Elective 1
++GISC Elective 1
++GISC Elective 1


GEOL 1403 Physical Geology 4
+MATH Elective 3-4
SOCI 2319 Race, Ethnicity, and Community 3
GISC 2380 Cooperative Education-Cartography 3


GISC 2335 Programming for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) 3
++GISC Elective 1
GISC 2131 Advanced Problems in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) 1
+++Elective Humanities/Fine Arts 3
SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication OR 3
SPCH 1315 Fundamentals of Public Speaking (3)
Minimum Hours Required 70-72

+MATH Elective - must be selected from the following:
MATH 1314 College Algebra OR 3
MATH 1414 College Algebra (4)
MATH 1316 Plane Trigonometry 3
MATH 2412 Precalculus Mathematics 4

++GISC Elective - must be selected from the following:
GISC 1153 Geographic Information Systems for Educators 1
GISC 1151 Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in Business and Realty 1
GISC 1145 Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for Engineers 1
GISC 1191 Special Topics in Cartography 1
GISC 1171 GIS for Golf Course Management 1
GISC 1172 GIS for Landscape Management 1
GISC 1173 GIS for Municipalities 1

+++Humanities/Fine Arts Elective must be selected from the AAS Core Options for Humanities/Fine Arts.

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