GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS A.S.
The associate in science degree program in GIS prepares students to continue their studies toward a bachelor’s degree in Geographic Information Systems, or in related majors such as geographic information technology, resources management, geography, urban planning, and environmental science. Although it is a transfer program, students acquire skills that qualify them to pursue career opportunities after completion of the degree.
PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES
- Have a basic understanding of concepts, components, structures, and functionalities of GISs
- Be able to use common GIS techniques to collect, analyze, process, and present spatial or geographic data.
- Be able to use Global Positioning System, remotely sensed data, and other online GIS data sources for spatial analysis and mapping
- Have the knowledge and skills necessary for using commercially available GIS software and seeking entry level position in GIS related industries.
- Be able to transfer to a four-year B.S. program at participating colleges.
Upon successful completion of the AS program, graduates will have the skills required to pursue career opportunities at companies using GIS, GPS, and remote sensing technologies, and qualify to transfer directly to a four-year program at a participating university for a bachelor’s degree.
Cayuga has an articulation agreement in GIS with SUNY College at Cortland, as well as an articulation agreement with SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry in Syracuse for transfer into either Environmental Science or Natural Resources Management. For these and other transfer institutions, students should contact their advisor and/or the Coordinator for Transfer and Articulation in the Centers for Student Engagement and Academic Advisement for more information. Early consultation to plan the most appropriate course sequence will optimize transferability.
General Education requirements must be met before the AS degree will be granted. The courses listed on this page represent the minimum requirements for the AS degree in Geographic Information Systems.
|CS 120||Foundations of Computer Science||3|
|MATH 102||College Algebra and Trigonometry (or higher) *||3|
|ENGL 101||Freshman English I||3|
|BUS 225||Microcomputer Application Software||3|
|GIS 111||Introduction to Geographic Information Systems||3|
|GIS 121||Remote Sensing and Aerial Photogrammetry||3|
|GIS 122||Spatial Modeling with Raster GIS||3|
|CS Elective ** CS 200 or higher||3|
|ENGL 102||Freshman English II||3|
|GEOL 110||Physical Geology||4|
|GIS 205||Introduction to Vector GIS||3|
|HIST 101||Western Civilization||3|
|Other Civilizations or the Arts Elective||3|
|GIS 220||Advanced GIS||3|
|GIS 222||GIS Programming||3|
|History Elective (HIST 101, 104 or 105)||3|
|Introduction to Economics I
Introduction to Economics II
|TOTAL CREDIT HOURS||64|