GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS CERTIFICATE


Program Code: 1C07825
Provide endorsed entry-level skills for the rapidly growing GIS field.  Our certificate is the only general purpose GIS certificate approved by the California State Chancellor’s office.  
To earn a certificate, complete the required courses as listed with a minimum grade of “C”.  At least 50% of all course work must be completed at Cypress College. College Certificate is inclusive of tiers one through four in the U.S. Department of Labor’s Geospatial Industry Competency Model of June 1, 2010.

GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS (12 UNITS) REQUIRED:

Course #

Course Title

Units

GEOG 230 C

Introduction to GIS

3

GEOG 231 C

GIS: Spatial Analysis

3

GEOG 232 C

GIS: Analysis And Modeling

3

GEOG 233 C

GIS: Advanced Internship

3

 

SPATIAL COURSES (3 UNITS) FROM THE FOLLOWING:

Course #

Course Title

Units

GEOG 100 C

World Geography

3

GEOG 160 C 

Cultural Geography

3

 

SPATIALLY RELATED COURSES (3 UNITS) FROM THE FOLLOWING:

Course #

Course Title

Units

ANTH 102 C

Cultural Anthropology

3

ANTH 103 C

Introduction to Archaeology

3

BIOL 103 C

Human Ecology

3

BIOL 122 C

Marine Biology

5

ECON 260 C

Economic Geography

3

GEOG 100 C

World Geography

3

GEOG 102 C

Physical Geography

3

GEOG 130 C

California Geography

3

GEOG 140 C

Weather and Climate

3

*GEOG 160 C

Cultural Geography

3

GEOG 202 C

Field Geography – Physical

1

GEOG 234 C

Current Topics in GIS

3

GEOG 260 C

Economic Geography

3

GEOL 100 C

Physical Geology

3

GEOL 120 C

Geology of California

3

GEOL 130 C

Introduction to Oceanography

3

GEOL 190 C

Environmental Geology

3

HS 147 C

Survey of Disease

3

ATC 174 C

Destinations: Americas/Europe

3

ATC 175 C

Destinations: Africa/Pacific

3

MKT 222 C

Principles of Marketing

3

MKT 224 C

International Marketing

3

ASTR 116 C

Introduction to Astronomy

3

SPATIAL COURSE WITH LAB (4 UNITS) FROM THE FOLLOWING:

Course #

Course Title     

Units

GEOG 102 C

Physical Geography

3

GEOG 102LC 

Physical Geography - LAB

1

GEOL 100 C

Physical Geology

3

GEOL 101 C 

Physical Geology Laboratory

1

GEOG 202 C

Field Geography - Physical

1

 

COMPUTER PROGRAMMING SKILLS: (3 UNITS) FROM THE FOLLOWING:

Course #

Course Title

Units

CIS 211 C

Introduction to Programming

3

CIS 229 C

Intro to XML Programming

3

CIS 236 C

Intro to Oracle: SQL and PL/SQL

3

CIS 247 C

Python Programming

3

Total Units

25-27

*A score of 3 or higher on the Advanced Placement (AP) Geography (Human) exam meets this requirement upon petition through Admissions and Records.  See a counselor for more information.