CURRICULUM GUIDE

GIS/Geospacial Technology
Associate in Applied Science Degree

Curriculum Code: 0224  (Effective Fall 2003 - Summer 2008)

Geographic Information Systems and Geospacial Technology 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 Course Descriptions or Course Offerings for course
prerequisite information.  See the Assessment and Placement Testing section
for skills assessment and advising information.

Contact the Manufacuting and Land Technologies Department, Gannon Vocational-
Technical Center, Room 1380, telephone number (517) 483-1336.

REQUIREMENTS                                                 TOTAL: 49 CREDITS
CODE        TITLE                                                 CREDIT HOURS
GEOL 230    Environmental Geology                                            4
GRET 205    Principles Geographic Info Sys                                   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    Cartography in GIS                                               3
GRET 241    Remote Sens/AirPhoto Interpret                                   3
GRET 243    ORACLE/Geographic Info Sys                                       3
GRET 265    Analysis Applications in GIS                                     3
LAND 150    Principles of Landscape Arch                                     3
LAND 180    Landscape Ecology                                                3
MATH 119    Investigations with Math                                         3
MGMT 234    Diversity in the Workplace                                       3
SPCH 110    Oral Communication in the Workplace                              3
WRIT 124    Technical Writing                                                3
LIMITED CHOICE REQUIREMENTS                                  TOTAL: 21 CREDITS
Complete the indicated number of credits from each CHOICE listed below.

CHOICE 1:   General Education Core Areas                             0 Credits
(See General Education Core Requirements for information on how to fulfill
these requirements.  Core area proficiency exams, where appropriate, are
available for each core area.)
            Communication Core Area (See Note 1)                             0
            Global Perspectives and Diversity Core Area (See Note 1)         0
            Mathematics Core Area (See Note 1)                               0
            Science Core Area (See Note 1)                                   0
            Writing Core Area (See Note 1)                                   0

CHOICE 2:   GIS Specializations (Choose one subchoice)              12 Credits
Subchoice 2A
GRET 203    Beginning MicroStation                                           3
GRET 204    MicroStation Graphic Environ                                     3
GRET 213    Advanced MicroStation                                            3
GRET 266    Project Design in GIS                                            3

Subchoice 2B 
GRET 253    Basics of ARC/View                                               3
GRET 255    Beginning ARC/Info                                               3
GRET 258    ARC/View Extensions G.I.S.                                       3
LAND 282    Computer Draft/Dsgn Land Arch                                    3

CHOICE 3:   Additional Related Courses                               9 Credits
GRET 211    Geomedia-Internet GIS                                            3
GRET 248    GIS/GPS Field Systems                                            3
GRET 256    Advanced ARC/Info                                                3
LAND 181    Landscape Restoration/Manage                                     3
LAND 242    Ecological Land Planning                                         3
LAND 283    Beginning LANDCADD                                               3

            MINIMUM TOTAL                                                   70

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 205          GEOL 230          GRET 221          GRET 223
GRET 220          GRET 210          GRET 243          GRET 265
GRET 240          GRET 241          LAND 150          WRIT 124
LAND 180          MGMT 234          SPCH 110          Lim.Ch.
MATH 119          Lim.Ch.           Lim.Ch.           Lim.Ch.
Lim.Ch.           Lim.Ch.           Lim.Ch.