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Business Environmental Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Basic Certificate (BC)

This program is no longer admitting students. The last admit term for this program was Fall 2015.

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The Basic Certificate program in Environmental GIS (Geographic Information Systems) program introduces the fundamental concepts of GIS and real world representation, using GIS vector and raster technology via spatial data input, topology, cartographic projections, and coordinate systems. The program prepares students with background information and technological skills to explore, capture, manage, analyze, model, perform spatial operations, and to find trends and patterns on landscape.      
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Details: Basic Certificate (BC)

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264

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Prerequisites

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Program General Requirements

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Program Core Requirements

21 CH

​​​​Students should choose Geography 201 (3) OR Geology 201 (4).

Computer Information Systems
CIS 120
Intro to Microcomputers 3
Fundamental concepts of computer information systems as applied to microcomputers in business and personal use; includes hands-on experience with a variety of microcomputer software. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course. Allowed Repeatable Course: Not more than three credit hours will be counted towards the CIS/IT degree requirements. Additional earned credit hours up to six will be counted towards elective credit and requires the consent of Departments Chairperson. ARC: 3 times.
Prerequisites:
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
English
ENGLISH 101
Composition 3
Development of critical and analytical skills in writing and reading of expository prose. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or COMPASS, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
Geography
GEOG 201
Physical Geography 3
Physical environment of humans, their atmosphere, landforms, waters and other natural resources; emphasis on interrelationships of these areas and interaction of humans with their surroundings. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or CCCRTW, COMPASS, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Kennedy-King Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
Geology
GEOLOGY 201
Physical Geology 4
Basic earth processes: weathering, erosion, deposition, mountain building, metamorphism, volcanism, and plate tectonics. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 based on prior coursework or CCCRTW, COMPASS, ACT, or SAT test scores, or Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley
Mathematics
MATH 125-1
Introductory Statistics 4
Basic descriptive statistics including frequency distributions, mode, mean and standard deviation. Permutations, combinations, probability rules and Bayes Theorem. Binomial and normal distributions. Basic inferential statistics including sampling theory, confidence intervals for means and proportions, test of hypotheses. Chi-square distribution. Introduction to correlation and regression. Includes at least one hour per week using computers in statistical application. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in Math 99; or COMPASS PRE-ALGEBRA (17-99), ALGEBRA (43-99), and College ALGEBRA (1-50); or ACT Math (min. 21); or SAT Math 500+ if before 3/1/16 (530+ if after 3/1/16); or ALGEBRA Placement Test Waiver, or Consent of Dept.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright

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