Online Introduction to Geographic Information System (GIS)

GISC 101 (Flagship Course Equivalency - ES 2103)
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June 3 - July 28, 2019

Cost per Credit Hour

$570

Total Course Cost

$1,710

Continuing Education Units

4.5 CEUs

Introduction to Geographic Information System (GIS) Overview

This course is designed for students from any discipline who are interested in applying GIS as a tool to help answer important and timely questions about our environment. This course presents the concepts upon which GIS technology is based. In this class, you will have access to FREE ArcGIS software.

Unity College Flagship equivalency = ES 2103 Introduction to Geographic Information (GIS).Current Unity College Students should enroll for classes through their student portal. Go to: my.unity.edu > CAMS Student Portal > and choose the term date SU-19-1. 

Students will:
1. Learn the fundamentals of cartography, geodesy, coordinate systems, and projections.
2. Learn to use ArcGIS to classify data, query tables, analyze spatial relationships and create map layouts.
3. Set up map projections and build spatial databases.
4. Describe the fundamental concepts of Geographic Information Science and Technology.
5. Create a database and demonstrate database management skills.
6. List the different types of GIS data and identify the differences between them.

Course Description

3 Credit Hours

This course is designed for students from any discipline who are interested in applying GIS as a tool to help answer important and timely questions about our environment. This course presents the concepts upon which Geographic Information System technology is based including the fundamentals of cartography, geodesy, coordinate systems, and projections. Conceptual overview and hands-on experience of vector data analyses and table queries are introduced. Students will use ArcGIS to classify data, query tables and maps, analyze spatial relationships, set map projections, build spatial databases, edit data, and create map layouts.

Prerequisites for Unity College Students: Successful completion of computer proficiency exam; signed technology requirement form
Prerequisites for Non-Unity Students: Signed technology requirement form

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