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GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS A.S.

The GIS associate in science degree program prepares students to continue their studies toward a bachelor’s degree in Geographic Information Systems or 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 completing the degree.

For more information about this program contact:

Abu Badruddin
315-294-8610
badruddin@cayuga-cc.edu

The following website has additional details on our GIS program:
/gis/

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Have a basic understanding of concepts, components, structures, and functionalities of GISs
  • 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 positions in GIS-related industries.
  • Be able to transfer to a four-year B.S. program at participating colleges.

CAREER POSSIBILITIES

Upon completing 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.

TRANSFER INFORMATION

ϱ俪has an articulation agreement in GIS with SUNY College at Cortland and 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 the Coordinator for Transfer and Articulation in the Centers for Student Engagement and Academic Advisement and Academic Advisement for more information. Early consultation to plan the most appropriate course sequence will optimize transferability.

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

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.

Degree requirements for the Geographic Information Systems A.S. program
COURSES CREDIT HOURS
FIRST SEMESTER
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
General Education World History and Global Awareness or the Arts 3
15
SECOND SEMESTER
GIS 121 Remote Sensing and Aerial Photogrammetry 3
Math/CS Elective *** 3
Math/Science Elective * 3
BIOL 103
OR
BIOL 225
General Biology I
OR
Botany
4
ENGL 102 Freshman English II 3
Health 1
17
THIRD SEMESTER
GEOL 110 Physical Geology 4
GIS 205 Introduction to Vector GIS 3
General Education DEISJ 3
PE Physical Education 1
Elective ** 3
14
FOURTH SEMESTER
GIS 220 Advanced GIS 3
HIST 103
OR
HIST 104
OR
HIST 105
Pre-History and Early American History
OR
19th Century American History
OR
America in the 20th and 21st Centuries
3
ECON 201
OR
ECON 202
Introduction to Economics I
OR
Introduction to Economics II
3
Elective 3
Computer Science Elective *** 3
15
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 61

* Math 112, 115, 116 or 121 will not fulfill requirements
** ENGR 126 (Computer Aided Design) recommended
*** The following will fulfill this requirement: CS 200 or higher; MATH 104 or higher;

A prior felony conviction may hinder a student’s ability to enroll in a course or complete the requirements of certain academic programs and/or meet the criteria for licensure required by certain professions.