Computer-Aided Technology - Geographic Information System (AAS)
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Computer-Aided Technology - Geographic Information System (AAS)

Associate in Applied Science

Minimum of 60 credit hours
Geographic information system (GIS) technicians are in high demand. And, you could be, too, with an associate degree from Oklahoma City Community College. Essentially, GIS is a computer system designed to capture, store and manipulate geographically referenced information. It allows us to view, understand, question, interpret, and visualize data in many ways that reveal relationships, patterns and trends in the form of maps, reports, and charts. Banks, media outlets, municipalities, government agencies, oil and gas companies, scientist, researchers and engineering firms use GIS. And, these entities all rely on skilled technicians to keep up with the constant changes in technology. You could be mapping the world, with an associate degree in applied science in geographic information systems from OCCC.

  • Course Sequence
    Course ID Course name Credits Type Min Gd
    Suggested Freshman 1st Semester
    SCL 1001 Success in College and Life 1 Life Skills  
    CAT 1313 Introduction to Geographic Information System (GIS) 3 Major  
    CS 1103 Introduction to Computers and Applications 3 Major  
    ENGL 1113 English Composition I 3 Gen Ed  
    MATH 1513 College Algebra for Business, Life Sciences and Social Sciences 3 Gen Ed  
    FA GIS SUPP ELEC GIS Faculty Approved Support Electives Support  
    Suggested Freshman 2nd Semester
    CAT 1323 Introduction to Spatial Technology 3 Major  
    CS 1333 Database Management Applications 3 Major  
    MATH 1613 Trigonometry 3 Support  
    GEOG 2603 World Regional Geography 3 Gen Ed  
    CAT GEN COMM OSRHE Approved Gen Ed Communications or English Course 3 Gen Ed  
    Suggested Sophomore 1st Semester
    CAT 1214 Computer Aided Design (CAD) 4 Major  
    CAT 2313 Introduction to Spatial Analysis 3 Major  
    HIST 1483 U.S. History to The Civil War OR Gen Ed  
    HIST 1493 U.S. History Since The Civil War 3 Gen Ed  
    FA GIS SUPP ELEC GIS Faculty Approved Support Electives Support  
    Suggested Sophomore 2nd Semester
    CAT 2924 Design Project 4 Major  
    CS 1143 Beginning Programming 3 Major  
    POLSC 1113 American Federal Government 3 Gen Ed  
    FA GIS SUPP ELEC GIS Faculty Approved Support Electives 3 Support  
  • Course Grouping

    Major Courses: (26 credit hours)

    Computer-Aided Technology: CAT 1214, CAT 1313, CAT 1323, CAT 2313, CAT 2924 Computer Science: CS 1103, CS 1143, CS 1333

    General Education Courses: (18 credit hours)

    English: ENGL 1113; *Any course that meets Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education requirements for a general education communications course (ENGL 1213, ENGL 1233, COM 1123, COM 2213)

    Geography: GEOG 2603

    History: HIST 1483 or HIST 1493

    Mathematics: MATH 1513

    Political Science: POLSC 1113

    Life Skills Courses: (1 credit hour) Life Skills: SCL 1001

    Support Courses: (15 credit hours)

    Mathematics: MATH 1613; Any CAT, CS or ENGR course, Also the following GEOL courses: GEOL 1063, GEOL 1064, GEOL 1114; Other courses must be approved by the Program Faculty Advisor. 

  • Program Notes

    Notes: This Technical and Occupational program is designed to prepare students to enter the job force following completion. See Technical and Occupational Programs in the general information section of the catalog.

  • Course Descriptions

    Computer Science

    CS 1103 - Introduction to Computers and Applications
    Prerequisites: Math 0103 or adequate math placement test score; ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3CREDITS

    This hands-on course affords students a basic understanding of computers and their application. Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to demonstrate the ability to use a computer operating system, an office suite, productivity tools, as well as the Internet at an introductory level. Advanced Standing is available. This course satisfies the computer proficiency requirement.

    CS 1143 - Beginning Programming
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures; Math 0303 or adequate math placement test score or by evaluation. § Criteria for evaluation is in division office.
    3CREDITS

    Designed for Computer Science majors, this course affords students a basic understanding of computer programming. Students will utilize accepted programming concepts and perform number system conversions and arithmetic. in addition, they will design and code structured modular programs using design tools such as hierarchy charts, flowcharts, and pseudocode. This course satisfies the computer proficiency requirement.

    CS 1333 - Database Management Applications
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures; Math 0203 or adequate math placement test score.
    3CREDITS

    The student will use a selected database management program to create and edit database files. The student will also search, organize, and build reports, forms, and templates with the database files. This course satisfies the computer proficiency requirement.

    Computer-Aided Technology

    CAT 1214 - Computer Aided Design (CAD)
    Prerequisites: Math 0103 or adequate math placement test score; ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    4CREDITS

    The student will learn and demonstrate the proper use of computer-aided design software as a design tool in fields such as Engineering, Architectural and Multimedia. Emphasis will be on computer-aided design fundamentals such as creating, editing and printing of 2D computer-aided design documents. The student will demonstrate his or her understanding of the structure, use and development of computer-aided design documents by correctly creating, using and storing computer-aided design documents. This course satisfies the computer proficiency requirement.

    CAT 1313 - Introduction to Geographic Information System (GIS)
    Prerequisites: Math 0103 or adequate math placement test score; ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3CREDITS

    Students will learn fundamental concepts in Geographic Information System (GIS). The student will be introduced to introductory content on typical business and technical applications, data, software, and techniques used to accomplish GIS projects. Students receive hands-on experience with global positioning system (GPS) hardware and ArcGIS software. This course satisfies the computer proficiency requirement.

    CAT 1323 - Introduction to Spatial Technology
    Prerequisites: Math 0103 or adequate math placement test score; ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3CREDITS

    The course focuses on technologies being used to locate, inventory and analyze locations, Geographic Information Systems, Global Positioning Systems, telemetry and photogrammetry and a brief introduction to Satellite-Based Remote Sensing.

    CAT 2313 - Introduction to Spatial Analysis
    Prerequisites: Math 0203 or adequate math placement test score, CAT 1313 or by evaluation. § Criteria for evaluation is in division office.
    3CREDITS

    This course is designed to expose students to various components of spatial analysis. Emphasis is placed on modeling and decision making with the use of spatial data. Upon completion, students will be able to utilize common GIS techniques to solve complex spatial problems. This course satisfies the computer proficiency requirement.

    CAT 2924 - Design Project
    Prerequisites: 15 hours of CAT credits
    4CREDITS

    In this capstone course of the Computer-Aided Technology Program the student will demonstrate the collected knowledge, skills and techniques acquired in the program courses by creating and presenting a representative project to a panel of students, instructors and representatives from industry. The project must be an original design of the student. The project must reflect the standards relative to the project’s nature and the program emphasis. The student must assemble and create components, choose the proper presentation medium, and present the project in a professional manner. This course satisfies the computer proficiency requirement.

    Electives

    CAT GEN COMM - OSRHE Approved Gen Ed Communications or English Course
    Prerequisites: None
    3CREDITS

    Students should select one 3 credit course: ENG 1213, ENG 1233, COM 1123, or COM 2213.

    FA GIS SUPP ELEC - GIS Faculty Approved Support Electives
    Prerequisites: None
    12CREDITS

    Faculty approved electives: Any CAT, CS or ENGR Course. Also the following GEOL Courses: GEOL 1063, GEOL 1064, GEOL 1114 and other courses may be approved by the Program Faculty Advisor.

    English

    ENGL 1113 - English Composition I
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3CREDITS

    The student will write well-developed compositions which demonstrate the principles of unity, coherence, and organization and which contain specific details and vivid language. The students will locate library material and incorporate researched materials into compositions.

    Geography

    GEOG 2603 - World Regional Geography
    Prerequisites: NONE
    3CREDITS

    The student will examine the world’s major cultural regions and determine the relationship between the physical environment and economic, social and political conditions.

    History

    HIST 1483 - U.S. History to The Civil War
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3CREDITS

    After analyzing events in American history from 1400 to 1877 in such areas as revolution, geographic and social mobility, political reform, government precedents and war, students will be able to identify patterns of present day mobility, describe governmental operations in their society and help resolve conflict in society based on the student’s search for change, precedents, and conflict in the American past. A general education requirement.

    HIST 1493 - U.S. History Since The Civil War
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3CREDITS

    After analyzing events in American history from 1870 to the present in such areas as political reform, industrialization, urbanization, ethnic acculturation and war, the student will be able to identify meaningful changes in his society, identify equal rights in that society, and help resolve conflict in this society based on the students search for change, equal rights and conflicts in the American past.

    Mathematics

    MATH 1513 - College Algebra for Business, Life Sciences and Social Sciences
    Prerequisites: MATH 0403 or adequate math placement test score; ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3CREDITS

    The student will demonstrate an understanding of the general concepts of relation and function and specifically of polynomial, exponential, and logarithmic functions; the ability to solve systems of equations by utilizing matrices and determinants; and the ability to solve practical problems using algebra.

    MATH 1613 - Trigonometry
    Prerequisites: Pre or Corequisite: MATH 1513 or MATH 1533 or adequate math placement test score and ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3CREDITS

    The student will evaluate trigonometric functions and their inverses, graph trigonometric functions, prove trigonometric identities, solve trigonometric equations, solve problems involving triangles and indirect measurement, use trigonometric forms of complex numbers, and identify and graph polar curves.

    Political Science

    POLSC 1113 - American Federal Government
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    3CREDITS

    A study of the principles, structure, processes and functions of the United States federal government.

    Success in College and Life

    SCL 1001 - Success in College and Life
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0106 or adequate reading/writing assessment scores
    1 CREDIT

    Students will learn best practices for academic, career, and personal success. Students will discover their individual strengths, interests, and values to create a personalized plan; select and utilize resources that are applicable to their growth and success; and engage as active and responsible members of the academic community. This course should be taken during a student's first semester of college work at Oklahoma City Community College and is a required course in degree plans to satisfy the Life Skills requirement.

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