104 Geographic Information Science and
Spatial Reasoning -
2.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours lab, 3 units (Grade Only)
Prerequisite: Mathematics 96 with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent or Assessment Skill Level M50.
Advisory: English 101 with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent or Assessment Skill Level R6 and W6.
This course is an introductory survey of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), including cartography, remote sensing, spatial analysis, and global positioning systems (GPS). Emphasis is placed on the ways in which these technologies are applied to human and environmental problems. Students use spatial data to visualize information and identify spatial patterns and are introduced to map interpretation, georeferencing, and spatial data management. This course is designed for students and professionals who use GIS to better understand and analyze geographic data in their field. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC.
110 Introduction to Mapping and Geographic
Information Systems -
2.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours lab, 3 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)Advisory:
English 101 or English 105, each with a grade
of "C" or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill
Levels R6 and W6. Computer Business Technology
101, 114 and 161, each with a grade of "C" or better, or
This course covers the origins and fundamentals of
Geographic Information Systems (GIS), an essential
tool in government and business. GIS uses spatial
information and software to map, analyze, and model
real world problems, in many fields such as forestry,
homeland security, economics, cartography, city
Geographic Information Systems (GISG)
planning, and health. Labs include hands-on
experience with ArcGIS software. Subjects are map
making, GIS data creation and management, and map
projections and coordinate systems. GIS mapping is a
skill needed by many who work in both the public and
private sector. This course will provide the skills and
knowledge to create basic spatial data and GIS maps.
It also lays the foundation for students who want to be
employed as a GIS Technician or who want to pursue a
degree or certificate and it prepares students for
entry-level careers. This course is required is required for the GIS certificate and the AS degree.
(FT) AA/AS; CSU.