The Geographic Information System (GIS) program is designed to give students entry-level proficiency. The GIS program enables the student to develop the fundamental skills, knowledge, and experience which prepares the student for positions in the field of GIS. The program combines classroom lecture along with the hands-on experience to give the students practical knowledge of GIS. Students may pursue a Certificate of Completion or the Associate Degree.
- ESRI: http://www.esri.com/
- GIS.Com: http://www.gis.com/
- GIS Lounge: http://www.gislounge.com/
- Directions Magazine: http://www.directionsmag.com/
- County Data
Data files for individual counties can be obtained from the U.S. Census Bureau at:
- State Texas Data
The best is the Texas Natural Resources Information System (TNRIS),: http://www.tnris.state.tx.us/
Texas Water Development Board at http://www.twdb.texas.gov/mapping/index.asp
- State of Texas General Land Office at www.glo.state.tx.us/gisdata/gisdata.html.
- US/World Data etc.
USGS at: http://www.usgs.gov/
Geographic Information Systems
Application software used in this program includes ArcGIS® (ESRI), ERDAS Imagine®, AutoCAD®, and Microsoft Office.