GIS Technology

Certificate of Proficiency

This program will introduce students to the process and procedures and software used with Geographic Information Systems. Students will learn to identify and collect data from a variety of sources including public data bases and field surveys, as well as paper, and digitized raster and vector documents, filter and isolate appropriate information, and produce graphic information applicable for a specific purpose. This program also includes exposure to database manipulation for a variety of purposes and disciplines..

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. Perform entry level work as a GIS Technician.
  2. Identify 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.
  5. Devise database schema required for addressing geospatial problems.
  6. Develop customized user interfaces appropriate for geospatial investigations.
  7. Appropriately incorporate GPS, CAD, and historical paper-based record data into a GIS framework.
  8. Identify geospatial problems and the requisite method, or set of procedures needed to address the issue.
  9. To construct a clear, presentable cartographic product that addresses a geospatial issue. Understand the software/hardware requirements for implementing a scalable GIS.
  10. Manipulate data bases from a variety of disciplines using GIS software.

Advisor Office Phone
Newman, Grant Engineering 104 360.475.7393
Raty, Ron Business 211 360.475.7389
Sanchez, Peter Business 207 360.475.6552

Required Courses Credits
CIS 154 Access for Professionals* 4
ENGL& 235 Technical Writing* 5
GEOG 260 Earth from Space* 5
OLRM 220 Human Relations in the Workplace 3
TEC-D 121 Plane Surveying* 4
TEC-D 122 Introduction to Legal Descriptions 2
TEC-D 150 Introduction to GIS* 4
TEC-D 151 Intermediate GIS with ArcView* 4
TEC-D 200 Computer-Aided Design I* 4
TEC-D 217 Computer-Aided Design II* 4
TEC-D 231 Introduction to Civil Drafting* 4
TEC-D 270 3D Analyst* 2
TEC-D 271 Geodatabases for GIS* 2
TEC-D 272 Geoprocessing with GIS* 2
TEC-D 273 Map Projections in GIS* 2
TEC-D 274 Natural Resource GIS* 2
TEC-D 275 Spatial Analyst* 2
Total Credits Required 55

*See course description for prerequisite.

Source: 2014-2015 Olympic College Catalog