Geographic Information Systems - Option

Computer Information Systems, Associate in Science

This program is an option to the Computer Information Systems, Associate in Science degree and presents an introductory sequence of courses in geographic information systems. It emphasizes the business applications of geographic information systems along with the application of geospatial technology to an expansive range of issues including route planning, remote sensing, mapmaking, land-use and data collection.

The program responds to the increased demand from area business and industry for trained geographic information systems professionals.

For additional program information, please contact faculty advisor, Loretta Dicker at (609) 343-4820/ldicker@atlantic.edu or contact area coordinator, Svetlana Marzelli, at (609)343-5017/smarzell@atlantic.edu.

Upon Completion of this program students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of basic cartographic principles;
  • Apply database models for GIS to solve geographical problems;
  • Design and implement a GIS project.
Courses Credits
GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES - 30 credits
When a General Education course is not specified, refer to the list of approved General Education courses.
Communication (6 credits)  
    ENGL101-Composition I
3
    ENGL102-Composition II
3
Mathematics-Science-Technology (15 credits)  
    CISM125-Introduction to Computers
3
    MATH155-Calculus I
4
    MATH156-Calculus II
4

    General Education Science course  (PHYS125 is recommended)

4
Social Science (3 credits)  

    General Education Social Science course (GEOG110 is recommended)

3
Humanities (6 credits)  
    PHIL110-Introduction to Ethics
3

    General Education Humanities course  (HIST101 is recommended)

3
TOTAL GENERAL EDUCATION CREDITS
30
PROGRAM COURSES - 32 credits
    CISM154-Computer Programming-Java
4
    CISM160-Systems Analysis and Design
3
    CISM254-Advanced Computer Programming-Java
4
    ECON110-Macroeconomics
3
    Elective- Choose any other CISM or GIST course 3
Program Option Courses (15 credits)
    GEOG201-Urban Geography 3
    GIST101-Introduction to Geographic Information Systems 4
    GIST150-Geospatial Data Collection 4
    GIST201-Digital Mapmaking 4
TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS
32
TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED FOR DEGREE
64
(GIST) EFFECTIVE FALL 2016