2012-2013 CCBC College Catalog

Geospatial Applications

GEOA 100 – 3 Credits
Seeing the World: Geospatial Science and Spatial Reasoning

Introduces students to the fundamental concepts of Geographic Information Science and Technology (GIS&T) including Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Global Positioning Systems (GPS), cartography, remote sensing, and spatial analysis. This course explores how geospatial technologies are used in addressing human and environmental issues such as real estate, business and marketing, criminal justice, environmental and earth science, engineering, geography, history, health and nutrition and computer science. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisites: ENGL 052 or ESOL 052 and RDNG 052 or ESOL 054; or ACLT 052; and MATH 082.

GEOA 101 – 3 Credits
Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

Introduces students to the concepts, science, and theory of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and geospatial analysis. Students work with the leading software and technology in the field of geospatial analysis and get hands-on experience using the latest version of ArcGIS. Students master sufficient introductory concepts and skills to develop, complete, and present a GIS project. 2 lecture hours (this course is delivered in a combination lecture and lab format) and 3 lab hours. NOTE: Same as CADD 154. Credit can be earned for one course only. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisites: ENGL 051 or ESOL 042 and RDNG 051 or ESOL 044; or ACLT 052 Lab fee: $30.00

GEOA 110 – 4 Credits
Intermediate Geographic Information Systems

Extends the initial Geographic Information Systems (GIS) skills developed in GEOA 101 into real-world situations enabling students to determine a specific objective, acquire data, incorporate the data in a GIS project, analyze the project, and present results and conclusions. Open to students who have some GIS experience and wish to expand their skills. Utilizes primarily ESRI ArcView software. 3 lecture hours and 3 lab hours. lab Fee: $30.00 NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisite: GEOA 101 or written permission from instructor required

GEOA 150 – 3 Credits
Remote Sensing and Global Positioning for GIS

Introduces the concepts of remote sensing, use of the Global Positioning System (GPS) and interpretation of the collected information by the use of Geographic Information Systems. It covers sensors operating in the visible, infrared, and microwave range of the electro-magnetic spectrum. The use of imaging GIS software for manipulation and image processing of digital satellite data is also emphasized. 2 lecture hours and 3 lab hours. Lab Fee: 30.00 NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisite: GEOA 110 or written permission from instructor required

GEOA 181 – 1 Credit
Cooperative Education: Geospatial Applications

Provides opportunity for application and expansion of Geospatial skills in a paid practical experience. Credit is based on the total number of hours worked and the attainment of objectives. NOTE: Courses offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisites: GEOA 110 or consent of instructor. Written permission from program coordinator must be submitted for registration.

GEOA 182 – 2 Credits
Cooperative Educations: Geospatial Applications

Provides opportunity for application and expansion of Geospatial skills in a paid practical experience. Credit is based on the total number of hours worked and the attainment of objectives. NOTE: Courses offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisites: GEOA 110 or consent of instructor. Written permission from program coordinator must be submitted for registration.

GEOA 183 – 3 Credits
Cooperative Education: Geospatial Applications

Provides opportunity for application and expansion of Geospatial skills in a paid practical experience. Credit is based on the total number of hours worked and the attainment of objectives. NOTE: Courses offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisites: GEOA 110 or consent of instructor. Written permission from program coordinator must be submitted for registration.

GEOA 210 – 4 Credits
Decision Making Using Geographic Information Systems

Builds on the skills developed in GEOA 101 and GEOA 110. Case studies and applications examine real-world situations and evaluate and incorporate data into a GIS project using ArcGIS extensions such as Spatial Analyst and 3D mapper. Students gain an understanding of how to apply GIS software to aid in evaluating problems in a wide range of areas. 3 lecture hours, 3 lab hours. Lab Fee: $30.00 NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisite: GEOA 110 or written permission from instructor required

GEOA 250 – 3 Credits
Advanced Geospatial Applications

Draws student experience together in the capstone course in Geospatial Applications. Students complete several assigned projects and develop appropriate maps and other supporting materials. A student-selected/instructor-approved project is a major component of the course. The course utilizes primarily ESRI ArcGIS software. 2 lecture hours, 3 lab hours. Lab Fee: $30.00 NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisites: GEOA 150 and GEOA 210 or written permission from instructor required