SRJC Course Outlines

11/18/2019 7:38:10 PMAPTECH 54A Course Outline as of Fall 2011

Terminated Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  APTECH 54ATitle:  INTRO TO GIS  
Full Title:  Introduction to Geographic Information System (GIS)
Last Reviewed:9/10/2001

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum2.00Lecture Scheduled1.5017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled26.25
Minimum2.00Lab Scheduled1.5017 min.Lab Scheduled26.25
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  52.50Total Student Learning Hours: 105.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  33 - 3 Enrollments Total
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  APTECH 54

Catalog Description:
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An introduction to geographical information systems (GIS), including their use, input, analysis and output of spatial data.  Topics include elements of a GIS, data structures and their management, and basic input and output functions and mapping possibilities.  Hands-on exposure to computers and the current Arc-View, GIS software package is provided during laboratory.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
A working knowledge of the IBM compatible computer system is advised.

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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An introduction to geographical information systems (GIS), including their use, input, analysis and output of spatial data.  Topics include elements of a GIS, data structures and their management, and basic input and output functions and mapping possibilities.  Hands-on exposure to computers and the current Arc-View, GIS software package is provided during laboratory.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:A working knowledge of the IBM compatible computer system is advised.
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:33 - 3 Enrollments Total

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Not Certificate/Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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The student will:
1. Demonstrate an understanding of how a GIS project is created.
2. Identify the principals and applications of geographical data.
3. Identify the functions and operations of a GIS.
4. Determine the best GIS for specific applications and budget.
5. Plan and design a GIS database.
6. Perform query and analysis functions with a GIS.
7. Integrate GIS with other technologies.
8. Produce a graphical representation of a GIS.
9. Become familiar with the Arc-View GIS Software package and how it
  creates a GIS.

Topics and Scope
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1. Introduction to a GIS and the Arc-View software.
2. Properties of geographical data and data sources.
3. GIS functions and operations.  Developing a model.
4. GIS applications, determination of different types of GIS.
5. Planning and designing a GIS.
6. Working with a GIS database: design retrieval, updates.  Building a
  database structure and assigning attributes to geographical data.
7. Overview of the query and analysis functions.  Performing basic query
  and analysis functions.
8. Integrating GIS with other technologies.
9. Producing output data.
10.Future directions and applications with other disciplines,
  technologies, etc.

Assignments:
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1. Identify the principals & applications in GIS and ArcView software.
2. Identify the properties of geographical data and data sources.
3. Developing a model with themes, overlays and buffers.
4. Determine the best type of GIS, application vs cost.
5. Planning and designing a GIS.
6. Building a database structure and assigning attributes to geographical
  data.
7. Performing basic query and analysis functions.
8. Overlay GIS data with other imagery.
9. Designing and producing maps.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
0 - 0%
None
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because problem solving assessments and skill demonstrations are more appropriate for this course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
10 - 20%
Homework problems, Quizzes, Exams
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
40 - 60%
Class performances, Performance exams
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
20 - 30%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%
None


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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1. Getting to Know ArcView GIS, ESRI Certified, 1999
2. ESRI, Inc., Reference Manuals for ArcView Software. Current available
  edition to be used.

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