Prerequisite Courses

Course Memo

Prerequisite: MAT095R and basic computer literacy. (Offered  in alternate years). This course provides an introduction to the fundamentals of geospatial technology and deals with the design, implementation, and management of geographic information systems (GIS). Students will learn through the application of geospatial technologies to real-world projects in business and industry, with particular emphasis on ecological applications. The course covers underlying geographic concepts and provides computer lab tutorials and case studies on the leading GIS software, ArcGIS Pro (and ArgGIS Online) from Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI). This course is designed to complement the Environmental Science program, but may be used as a stand-alone elective for any major at the College (and provides good entry-level information for geospatial programming certification).