Associate of Applied Science in Coastal Studies and GIS Technology

Students can achieve an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Coastal Science and GIS Technology by enrolling in the required 15 hours of related general education courses in Math, Composition, History, and Social Science. Students earning each credential will possess the attributes needed for both entry-level and incident based employment as well as maintenance and monitoring of existing coastal restoration projects included in Louisiana's Coastal Master Plan.

General Education Requirements

Must obtain a "C" or higher in English Composition I

COURSE RUBIC DESCRIPTION CREDIT
ENGL 1010 English Composition I 3
MATH 1300 College Algebra 3
MATH 2000 Statistics 3
Humanities HIST 1042 History of Oil or HIST 2100 Louisiana History 3
GEOG 1200 Physical Geography 3
BIOL 1100 Biology 1 3
BIOL 1110 Biology I Lab 1
Subtotal 19

Major Course

Must earn a grade of “C” or better in each.  At least twelve (12) credit hours must be earned in residence.

COURSE RUBRIC DESCRIPTION CREDIT
BUSN 1150 Survey of Microcomputer Applications 3
BIOL 2200 Louisiana Wetland Ecology 3
CSTL 1013 Coastal Science 3
CSTL 1114 Computer Graphs and Maps 4
CSTL 1123 Fundamentals of Mapping and GIS 3
CSTL 2133 Remote Sensing 3
CSTL 2143 GIS Theories and Concepts 3
ENVN 2210 Environmental Science 3
ENVN 1030 Environmental Law 3
Subtotal 28

Approved Electives

COURSE RUBRIC DESCRIPTION CREDIT
Electives Select from the following: CNST, ELEC, HVAC, INDT, WELD, DRFT, CADD, CSTL, ENVN, COOP. 13

Subtotal

13

TOTAL HOURS

60