Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Certificate Programs

 

 

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is a rapidly expanding field with multiple opportunities that range from data entry to project management.  Federal, state and city agencies as well as private companies employ GIS-qualified people to work in areas that include disaster response, city planning and product placement.  See ‘The GIS Jobs Clearinghouse’ for insight into the range of possibilities.

 

The Technical Design program at Olympic College offers three certificates in Geographic Information Systems (GIS). 

 

1.      Certificate of Recognition

2.      Certificate of Completion

3.      Certificate of Proficiency

 

 

1) TECHNICAL DESIGN – GIS TECHNOLOGY CERTIFICATE OF RECOGNITION

 

This program is designed to provide the student with the skills necessary to perform as an entry level GIS Technician.

 

PROGRAM OUTCOMES

 

Upon completion of this program, successful students will have demonstrated the ability to apply their skills and knowledge in the following ways:

 

1.  Demonstrate sufficient skills to perform entry level work as a GIS Technician.

 

2.  Understand and apply basic GIS techniques and methods as required in the workplace.

 

 

Not all courses listed are offered every quarter. Please see an appropriate faculty advisor or Division Dean for course sequence and schedule details. A faculty advisor must approve the program for degree/certificate completion.

 

Students completing a certificate in spring 2011 may substitute one of the following courses for Geog 250 which will not be offered Spring 2011 (it will next be offered in fall 2011):

Geologic Hazards 155 (taught online winter 2011)

Physical geography 101 (taught winter 2011). 

Environmental science.  ENVS 101.  (taught winter 2011)

ENVS 102 Wetland ecology is expected to be taught in spring

 

 

ADVISOR

OFFICE

PHONE

Ron Raty

Shop 202

360-475-7389

 

 

 

REQUIRED COURSES

 

CREDITS

MIN

Cr

MAX

Cr

MIN

C/Hrs

MAX

C/Hrs

 

BMGMT

220

Human Relations in the Workplace

3

3

3

30

30

 

CMPTR

154

Introduction to MS Access*

4

4

4

50

50

 

TEC-D

150

Introduction to GIS

4

4

4

50

50

 

TEC-D

151

Intermediate GIS with Arcview*

4

4

4

50

50

 

TEC-D

200

Introduction to Computer Aided Design*

4

4

4

60

60

 

TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED

19

19

19

240

240

 

 

2. TECHNICAL DESIGN – GIS TECHNOLOGY - CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION

 

This program is designed to provide the student with the skills necessary to perform as an entry level GIS Technician/Analyst.

 

PROGRAM OUTCOMES

 

Upon completion of this program, successful students will have demonstrated the ability to apply their skills and knowledge in the following ways:

 

1.  Demonstrate sufficient skills to perform entry level work as a GIS Technician.

 

2.  Understand and apply basic GIS techniques and methods as required in the workplace.

 

3. Design and create geospatial maps using GIS software.

 

 

Not all courses listed are offered every quarter. Please see an appropriate faculty advisor or Division Dean for course sequence and schedule details. A faculty advisor must approve the program for degree/certificate completion.

 

TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED:          43

 

 

 

ADVISOR

OFFICE

PHONE

Ron Raty

Shop 202

360-475-7389

 

 

 

REQUIRED COURSES

 

CREDITS

MIN

Cr

MAX

Cr

MIN

C/Hrs

MAX

C/Hrs

 

BMGMT

220

Human Relations in the Workplace

3

3

3

30

30

 

CMPTR

154

Introduction to MS Access*

4

4

4

50

50

 

GEOG

101

Introduction to Geography

5

5

5

50

50

 

GEOG

250

Earth from Space

5

5

5

50

50

 

TEC-D

121

Plane Surveying*

4

4

4

70

70

 

TEC-D

122

Introduction to Legal Descriptions

2

2

2

30

30

 

TEC-D

150

Introduction to GIS

4

4

4

50

50

 

TEC-D

151

Intermediate GIS with Arcview*

4

4

4

50

50

 

TEC-D

200

Introduction to Computer Aided Design*

4

4

4

60

60

 

TEC-D

217

Computer Aided Design II*

4

4

4

60

60

 

TEC-D

270

3D Analyst*

2

2

2

30

30

 

TEC-D

275

Spatial Analyst*

2

2

2

30

30

 

TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED

43

43

43

560

560

 

 

3) TECHNICAL DESIGN – GIS TECHNOLOGY - CERTIFICATE OF PROFICIENCY

 

This program is designed to provide the student with the skills necessary to perform as an entry level GIS Technician/Analyst.

 

PROGRAM OUTCOMES

 

Upon completion of this program, successful students will have demonstrated the ability to apply their skills and knowledge in the following ways:

 

1.  Demonstrate sufficient skills to perform entry level work as a GIS Technician.

 

2.  Understand and apply basic GIS techniques and methods as required in the workplace.

 

3. Design and create geospatial maps using GIS software.

 

4. Perform basic database analysis using GIS software.

 

 

Not all courses listed are offered every quarter. Please see an appropriate faculty advisor or Division Dean for course sequence and schedule details. A faculty advisor must approve the program for degree/certificate completion.

 

TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED:          60

 

 

 

ADVISOR

OFFICE

PHONE

Ron Raty

Shop 202

360-475-7389

 

 

 

REQUIRED COURSES

 

CREDITS

MIN

Cr

MAX

Cr

MIN

C/Hrs

MAX

C/Hrs

 

BMGMT

220

Human Relations in the Workplace

3

3

3

30

30

 

CMPTR

154

Introduction to MS Access*

4

4

4

50

50

 

ENGL

101

Composition*

5

5

5

50

50

 

GEOG

101

Introduction to Geography

5

5

5

50

50

 

GEOG

250

Earth from Space

5

5

5

50

50

 

TEC-D

121

Plane Surveying*

4

4

4

70

70

 

TEC-D

122

Introduction to Legal Descriptions

2

2

2

30

30

 

TEC-D

150

Introduction to GIS

4

4

4

50

50

 

TEC-D

151

Intermediate GIS with Arcview*

4

4

4

50

50

 

TEC-D

200

Introduction to Computer Aided Design*

4

4

4

60

60

 

TEC-D

217

Computer Aided Design II*

4

4

4

60

60

 

TEC-D

231

Introduction to Civil Drafting*

4

4

4

50

50

 

TEC-D

270

3D Analyst*

2

2

2

30

30

 

TEC-D

271

Geodatabases for GIS*

2

2

2

30

30

 

TEC-D

272

Geoprocessing with GIS*

2

2

2

30

30

 

TEC-D

273

Map Projections in GIS*

2

2

2

30

30

 

TEC-D

274

Natural Resource GIS*

2

2

2

30

30

 

TEC-D

275

Spatial Analyst*

2

2

2

30

30

 

 

 

TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED

60

60

60

780

780