2016 - 2017 Combined Catalogs of the Colleges

Program: Geographic Information Systems Technology
Degree Plan: Geographic Information Systems Technician Certificate

This degree plan includes updates that were added after it was originally published on June 11, 2016.
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(Level II Certificate)

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: C2.GIS.TECH.17

The Geographic Information Systems Technology Program would prepare graduates to perform duties of a Geographical Information Systems (GIS) technician (skills developed upon completion of a certification program). 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
ENGL 1301 Composition I 3
MATH 1314 College Algebra 3


GISC 1401 Cartography and Geography in Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and Global Positioning Systems 4
GISC 2320 Intermediate Geographic Information Systems (GIS) 3
GISC 1147 Three Dimensional Analysis in Geographic Information Systems 1
GISC 1421 Introduction to Raster-Based Geographic Information Systems (GIS) 4


GISC 1391 Special Topics in Cartography 3
GISC 2311 Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Applications 3
GISC 2401 Data Acquisition and Analysis in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) 4
GISC 1145 Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for Engineers 1
GISC 1191 Special Topics in Cartography 1


SOCI 2319 Minority Studies 3
GISC 2335 Programming for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) 3
GISC 2380 Cooperative Education-Cartography 3
Minimum Hours Required 44

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.

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