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The Certificate in Geospatial Technology

Course Requirements for the Certificate: 21 units

The following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, are required of all candidates for this certificate.

A grade point average of 2.5 must be earned for courses required for the certificate. A grade of at least "C" must be earned in each course of the certificate program.

7 courses required:

SUBJ NUM Title Sustainable Units Semester Offered Course Flags
This course provides an introduction to topics and technology in Geographic Information Systems (GIS). The course will combine a conceptual discussion of topics with practical exercises. Both the theory and practice of GIS analysis will be presented. 3 hours lecture. (021439)
Prerequisite: GEOG 211 or equivalent.
This course is an intermediate examination of concepts, technical issues, and emerging developments in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and science. Topics include data structures, spatial database design and implementation, UML modeling, customized geoprocessing, and WebGIS mapping. Focus on all available GIS data models but with particular focus on object-oriented vector data models and relational databases. Provides students with the opportunity to apply concepts and techniques in a hands-on manner. 3 hours lecture. (021425)
Prerequisites: GEOG 211 or equivalent.
Introduction to the compilation, design, and production of thematic maps. Emphasis is on maps as communication devices. 3 hours lecture. (003880)
Prerequisites: GEOG 211, MATH 105 or equivalents.
Introduction to quantitative analysis of spatial data using single and two sample inference, analysis of variance, correlation, multiple regression, analysis of co-variance, experimental design, repeated measures, nonparametric procedures, categorical data analysis, clustering/classification, and principal components analysis. Examples are drawn from geographical themes in economics, demography, politics, planning, natural and earth sciences. Statistical packages are introduced. 3 hours lecture. (003881)
Prerequisites: GEOG 211, GEOG 311 (may be taken concurrently), GEOG 315.
Advanced geospatial analysis and modeling techniques using Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Topics include geoprocessing, Python programming, and geospatial modeling. Students collaborate to design, develop, and present a GIS pilot study. They apply GIS theory and techniques to solve problems in land and resource management, utilities, and municipal government. Covers all stages of a GIS project: planning, design, analysis, and presentation. 2 hours lecture, 1 hour activity. (003942)
Prerequisites: GEOG 211 (may be taken concurrently) and GEOG 313.
Cartographic data entry, manipulation, and analysis in a computer mapping environment. Emphasis is on geographic information processing. 3 hours lecture. (003932)
Prerequisites: GEOG 211, GEOG 315 or MATH 105, or equivalents.
An introduction to the theory, techniques, data acquisition, processing, and presentation of imagery acquired through aerial photographic and satellite means of remote sensing. Application of basic skills of aerial photographic interpretation and satellite digital image processing and analysis to physical and cultural geographic phenomena. 3 hours lecture. Formerly GEOG 318. (003941)
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