Geographic Information Science and Technology
Colorado Mesa University offers a certificate and a minor in Geographic Information Science and Technology. The courses are open to all students interested in broadening their knowledge and enhancing job-related skills in a rapidly expanding market of computer-based technology. The multidisciplinary nature of geographic information science and technology allows students from a wide variety of fields to participate in this exciting program.
There is a strong demand for people who are trained in geographic information science and technology and this certificate assists students in securing jobs in this rapidly growing field. GIS/GPS can be used for cartography, business, biology, geology, environmental science, history, archeology and criminal justice.
Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences
Wubben Science 232
GIST 305 Cartography for GIS1 Credit
Introduction to maps as tools for communication and analysis of locationally-related information.
GIST 321 Introduction to Remote Sensing2 Credits
Fundamentals of remotely sensed data, with emphasis on processing and interpretation of Landsat satellite imagery. Two one-hour lectures and one two-hour laboratory per week.
Corequisites: GIST 321L.
GIST 321L Introduction to Remote Sensing Laboratory1 Credit
Lab component required for GIST 321.
Corequisites: GIST 321.
GIST 332 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems2 Credits
Fundamentals of GIS and digital mapping, including basic GIS skills and an introduction to geospatial databases and analyses. Two one-hour lectures and one two-hour laboratory per week.
Corequisites: GIST 332L.
GIST 332L Introduction to Geographic Information Systems Laboratory1 Credit
Lab component required for GIST 332.
Corequisites: GIST 332.
GIST 375 Global Positioning Systems for GIS2 Credits
GPS techniques and applications as they relate to GIS data collection.
Corequisites: GIST 375L.
GIST 375L Global Positioning Systems for GIS Laboratory1 Credit
Lab component required for GIST 375.
Corequisites: GIST 375.
GIST 422 GIS Data Management and Editing2 Credits
Further exploration of GIS, involving creating, editing, and managing geospatial data and working with different types of GIS software. Two one-hour lectures and one two-hour laboratory per week.
Corequisites: GIST 422L.
GIST 422L GIS Data Management and Editing Laboratory1 Credit
Lab component required for GIST 422.
Corequisites: GIST 422.
GIST 432 Spatial Analysis and Modeling in GIS2 Credits
Exploration of GIS techniques and analysis with emphasis on raster-based GIS technology, processing, and geospatial analysis. Two one-hour lectures and one two-hour laboratory per week.
Corequisites: GIST 432L.