CURRICULAR GUIDE

GIS/Geospacial Technology
Associate in Applied Science Degree

Curriculum Code: 0224  (Effective Fall 2002 - Summer 2007)

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.

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.  See the General Education Core Requirements section for
information on how to fulfill these requirements.

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

REQUIREMENTS                                                 TOTAL: 33 CREDITS
CODE        TITLE                                                 CREDIT HOURS
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
LIMITED CHOICE REQUIREMENTS                                  TOTAL: 36 CREDITS
Complete the indicated number of credits from each CHOICE listed below.

CHOICE 1:   General Education Core Areas                            12 Credits
(See the "GENERAL EDUCATION" section above)
            Writing Core Area                                                3
            Speech Communication Core Area                                   3
            Science/Technology Core Area                                     3
            Global Perspectives and Diversity Core Area                      3
            Mathematics Competency (See the General Education Core
            Requirement section on how to fulfill this mathematics
            requirement.  Course work may be needed.)

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                              12 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                                                   69

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 223
GRET 220          GRET 241          GRET 243          GRET 265
GRET 240          Lim.Ch.           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.