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2024 - 2025 Catalog Year
Geospatial Technology Programming Specialist (Part-time)

Degree: Short-term Technical Certificate
Division: Liberal Arts, Communication and Social Sciences

Students will need to meet the MAT 0200 or MAT 1120 prerequisite on courses.

This Sample Program Pathway is designed to provide an example of course selections in a term by term sequence. Please see an Academic Advisor for a plan specific to your academic needs.

Fall Semester (First Year)

Description: HyperText Markup Language (HTML) and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) are widely used technologies to create and display content on the web. HTML is the primary language used for creating web pages including basic text formatting, linking between pages and adding images and other media. CSS is a styling language that enables the separation of content from style and provides precision control over the display including layout, colors and fonts. Students will learn to apply best practices for web design and create sites that enhance the usability and interactivity of the pages.

Description: Introduction to database management systems. Discussion of database environments, design, planning, implementation and administration in a relational model environment. Students will design and develop a simple database and implement a portion of this application including forms, queries and reports. Emphasis on database design techniques, normalization and the SQL database language.

Notes: MAT 0200 or MAT 1120 prerequisite

Prerequisites: MAT 0200 or MAT 1120


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Spring Semester (First Year)
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Description: This course introduces students to analyzing data using Python. The basics of Python will be taught. Students will learn how to obtain, cleanse and prepare data for analysis. Data analytic and statistical tools will be used to visualize data, predict outcomes and categorize data.

Notes: MAT 0200 prerequisite

Prerequisites: MAT 0200

Description: Introduction to database management system in a client/server environment. The course covers Structured Query Language (SQL) and development and administrative tools. Students are taught to create and maintain database objects and to store, retrieve and manipulate data, and create blocks of application code that can be shared by multiple forms, reports, and data management applications.

Notes: CIS 2165 prerequisite

Prerequisites: CIS 2165

Description: This course will focus on GIS extensions to apply more complex functions and tools of ArcGIS. Students will learn how to utilize ArcGIS Network Analyst and Spatial Analyst tools to create, query and analyze data sets. Students will also learn to use GPS technology to collect data, build databases and prepare data for analysis using more advanced geodatabase tools. Three classroom, two lab hours per week.

Notes: GEO 1107 prerequisite. Spring only.

Prerequisites: GEO 1107


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