Certificate of Technical Studies in Coastal Studies and GIS Technology

The entry level of this program is focused on Geospatial Information Science (GIS) Technology and the ability to apply it to the coastal environment. . This skill is sought after in both environmental data acquisition and analysis in the industry's search for qualified employees at the entry and experienced career levels. Topics include map design fundamentals, thematic mapping, statistical cartography, the relationship of mapping to GIS, essential elements of GIS,data acquisition and analysis, visualization of output, remotely sensed imagery and GIS, GIS functions
and associated applications, and spatial decision support systems.

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
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
BIOL 2200 Louisiana Wetland Ecology 3
total hours 19

Certificate Pre-Requisite:
Must be eligible for MATH 0990 Foundation of Algebra II or obtain permission of Instructor.