CURRICULAR GUIDE

GIS/Geospacial Technology
Associate in Applied Science Degree

Curriculum Code: 0224  (Effective Fall 2000 - Summer 2005)

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 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 course work in
mathematics.  For information on how to fulfill all general education
requirements, see page 23.

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

REQUIREMENTS                                                 TOTAL: 36 CREDITS
CODE        TITLE                                                 CREDIT HOURS
GRET 205    Principles Geographic Info Sys                                   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    Cartography in GIS                                               3
GRET 241    Remote Sens/AirPhoto Interpret                                   3
GRET 243    ORACLE/Geographic Info Sys                                       3
LAND 150    Principles of Landscape Arch                                     3
LAND 180    Landscape Ecology                                                3
WRIT 124    Technical Writing                                                3
LIMITED CHOICE REQUIREMENTS                               TOTAL: 30-31 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 23 for information on
            how to fulfill this requirement. Course work may be needed.)

CHOICE 2:   GIS Specializations (Choose One Subchoice)            9-10 Credits
Subchoice 2A:
GRET 203    Beginning MicroStation                                           3
GRET 204    MicroStation Graphic Environ                                     3
GRET 208    Advanced Techniques in GIS                                       3

Subchoice 2B:
GRET 253    Basics of ARC/View                                               1
GRET 255    Beginning ARC/Info                                               3
GRET 256    Advanced ARC/Info                                                3
LAND 282    Computer Draft/Dsgn Land Arch                                    3

CHOICE 3:   Additional Related Courses                              12 Credits
GRET 211    Geomedia-Internet GIS                                            3
GRET 213    Advanced MicroStation                                            3
GRET 248    GIS/GPS Field Systems                                            3
LAND 181    Landscape Restoration/Manage                                     3
LAND 242    Ecological Land Planning                                         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 205          GRET 210          GRET 221          GRET 209
GRET 220          GRET 241          GRET 243          GRET 223
GRET 240          WRIT 124          LAND 150          Lim.Ch.
LAND 180          Lim.Ch.           Lim.Ch.           Lim.Ch.
Lim.Ch.           Lim.Ch.           Lim.Ch.           Lim.Ch.
Lim.Ch.           Lim.Ch.           Lim.Ch.