CURRICULAR GUIDE

Geographic Resource and Environmental Technology
Associate in Applied Science Degree

Curriculum Code: 0224  (Effective Fall 1999 - Summer 2004)

GRET combines computer technology, mapping technologies, aerial photography,
and satellite imagery with the most current environmental resource management
and environmental analysis software.  Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
technicians work with computer drafting, design, database management, graphic
design, and computer analysis.  Environmental technology requirements include
a working knowledge of natural systems and related regulations and their
assessment, planning, restoration, and management.  GIS technicians are
employed with engineering and design firms, state and federal agencies,
environmental firms, parks and recreation departments, and with municipalities
and local government units.  Not all courses in this program transfer to all
colleges.  Students planning to transfer should see an academic advisor or
counselor before enrolling in any course.

Students should see the "Course Descriptions" section of this catalog or the
Course Schedule for course prerequisite information.  Basic skills assessment
and advising information may be found on page 8 of this catalog.

General education is an important part of this program and includes a
mathematics competency requirement.  To fulfill the mathematics competency
requirement, students may need to complete specific coursework in mathematics. 
For information on how to fulfill all general education requirements, see page

Contact the Technology Careers Department, Gannon Vocational-Technical Center,
Room 136, telephone number (517) 483-1336.

REQUIREMENTS                                                 TOTAL: 51 CREDITS
CODE        TITLE                                                 CREDIT HOURS
GRET 203    Beginning MicroStation                                           3
GRET 204    MicroStation Graphic Environ                                     3
GRET 205    Principles Geographic Info Sys                                   3
GRET 208    Advanced Techniques in GIS                                       3
GRET 209    Applications in GIS                                              3
GRET 210    Global Positioning Systems                                       3
GRET 220    Hydrological Systems                                             3
GRET 221    Landforms/Soil Systems in GIS                                    3
GRET 223    Environmental Resource Mgmt                                      3
GRET 240    Basic Map Orient/Construction                                    3
GRET 241    Air Photo/Remote Sensing                                         3
GRET 243    ORACLE/Geographic Info Sys                                       3
GRET 255    Beginning ARC/Info                                               3
LAND 150    Principles of Landscape Arch                                     3
LAND 180    Landscape Ecology                                                3
LAND 242    Ecological Land Planning                                         3
WRIT 124    Technical Writing                                                3
LIMITED CHOICE REQUIREMENTS                               TOTAL: 15-16 CREDITS
Complete the indicated number of credits from each CHOICE listed below.
CHOICE 1:   General Education Core Areas                             9 Credits
(See the "GENERAL EDUCATION" section above)
            Writing Core Area (See Note 1)                                   0
            Speech Communication Core Area                                   3
            Science/Technology Core Area                                     3
            Global Perspectives and Diversity Core Area                      3
            Mathematics Competency (See page 22 for information on
            how to fulfill this requirement)

CHOICE 2:   Additional Related Courses                             6-7 Credits
GRET 211    GIS Mapping Systems                                              3
GRET 213    Advanced MicroStation                                            3
GRET 214    G.R.A.S.S. Beginning                                             3
GRET 248    GIS/GPS Field Systems                                            3
GRET 253    Basics of ARC/View                                               1
LAND 181    Landscape Restoration/Manage                                     3
LAND 282    Computer Draft/Dsgn Land Arch                                    3
LAND 283    Beginning LANDCADD                                               3
            MINIMUM TOTAL                                                   66

1.    Students completing "REQUIREMENTS" have fulfilled the requirements for
      this Core area.

Students should see course descriptions to find out when departments plan to
offer courses.  Students who for any reason are unable to follow the course
sequence suggested below (for example, those who are part-time, have
transferred in courses from another school, or have prerequisites to fulfill)
should contact an academic advisor or counselor for help with adjustments.
I                 II                III               IV
GRET 203          GRET 204          GRET 208          GRET 209
GRET 205          GRET 210          GRET 221          GRET 223
GRET 220          GRET 241          GRET 243          Lim.Ch.
GRET 240          LAND 242          GRET 255          Lim.Ch.
LAND 180          WRIT 124          LAND 150          Lim.Ch.
                  Lim.Ch.           Lim.Ch.