NWCCD 2018-19 Catalog 
  
    Jul 18, 2019  
NWCCD 2018-19 Catalog
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ES 1050 - Introduction to GIS


This course is an introductory Geographic Information System (GIS) course.  Students are introduced to current GIS uses, the basic elements of GIS graphics and data, and the use of GIS software.

Credits: 3

Instructional Method Lecture/Lab

Minimum Student Competencies
Upon completion of ES 1050 Introduction to GIS, the student will:

  1. Explain the various mapping systems, why they exist, and their characteristics.
  2. Identify scenarios where groups ranging from political scientists to farmers use GIS.
  3. Develop essential skills of operating a functional GIS through the use of ArcGIS software.
  4. Understand the operational processes of spatial data acquisition, editing, and quality assurance/quality control. 
  5. Understand the operational processes of metadata development and geodatabase design.
  6. Explore Google Earth and common open source GIS tools.
  7. Produce basic multi-theme GIS applications using ArcView software.
  8. Demonstrate the ability to create, query, modify, delete, and join tables relevant to GIS applications.
  9. Create applications based on basic GIS and Cartographic concepts such as the entities used to represent geographical features, the use of different measurement levels, data acquisition, and data analysis.


Program Outcomes
Upon completion of ES 1050 Introduction to GIS, the student will:

Engineering Technology Certificate

PO#3 Apply Geographical Information Systems and Computer Aided Design technology to present field data.

PO#4 Apply relevant techniques, skills, and engineering tools to solve problems.

Engineering Technology AAS

PO#4 Communicate scientific and mathematical information effectively with content specialists.

PO#7 Apply Geographical Information Systems and Computer Aided Design technology to present field data.

PO#8 Apply relevant techniques, skills, and engineering tools to solve problems.

Engineering AS

PO#1 Incorporate technology appropriately in addressing engineering applications.

PO#2 Design an experimental method to solve a real world problem with adjustments based on results.

PO#4 Apply relevant techniques, skills, and engineering tools to solve problems.

PO#7 Deliver effective verbal, written, and graphical communications



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