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Geographic Information System (GIS)

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GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM  (GIS)

INTRODUCTION

The program objective is to certify a student’s satisfactory completion of a series of courses designed for professional GIS training and education at Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. GIS is becoming increasingly important as a cost-effective means of data analysis and presentation in a wide range of specialties. In addition to Environmental professionals, GIS is being used by Public Health officials, Planning Departments, Police and Fire Departments, Business Marketing professionals, and others. According to recent figures mentioned in the UCGIS’s most recent report, UCGIS Education White Paper, the annual demand by professionals for GIS course work is estimated at 75,000. There are presently about 200 programs in the US that offer a certificate in GIS, with an annual graduation rate of 4000. The difference may be made up by you who are willing to join GIS Certificate Program at Richard Stockton College.

Who Should Participate:

  • Professional Environmental Engineers
  • Professional Planners
  • Land Surveyors
  • Environmental Consultants
  • Geographers and Anthropologists
  • Public Health Officers
  • Business Management and Marketing Personnel
  • Emergency Management Officers
  • Educators
  • Computer Mapping and Graphics Design Professionals
  • Anyone interested in the new technologies

CURRICULUM

 Academic Year 2010 - 2011

Geographic Information System (GIS) 18*

Prerequisites (for non-ENVL majors):

GNM 1242 Mapping the World's Natural Resources or  
ENVL 2100 Physical Geography (4)
ENVL 2400 Intro to Statistics and Computers or  
  equivalent (4)

Common Core:   10

ENVL 3302 Geographic Information Systems (fall), or (4)
  equivalent  
ENVL 3303 Advanced GIS (spring) (4)
ENVL 4622 Global Positioning Systems for GIS (fall) (2)

Select one or two from the following courses:  4

ENVL 3304 Remote Sensing (4)
ENVL 3307 Geodatabase (spring) (2-4) 
ENVL 4201 Statial Statistics (spring) (2)
CSIS 3222 Database systems (4)

 GIS Senior Project or Internship: 4

ENVL 49/4800 GIS projects (4)

* A student with prerequisites starting the program in fall may finish it within a year!

GIS LABORATORIES AND FACILITIES AT STOCKTON

The GIS/Remote Sensing facility has recently been upgraded and is among the best in the State. The computing capabilities of the GIS program center on two GIS compute labs (AS209 with 25 seats and AS202 with 20 seats) featuring with fouty-five Dell Pentium workstations with Core 2 Quad 2.83 GHZ processors, 4 GB of Memory, 250 GB hard-drive, and RW- DVD and -CD Drives on each. Drawing Board II and III digitizers and three high quality color printers, including a HP 5550 Color LaserJet, HP 8550CM Color LaserJet, and a HP 4000 GL2/RTL DesignJet plotter. The server for GIS applications is a Dell Poweredge, XEON 2.8 GHZ processor with 256K Cache, 4 GB SDRAM memory, and 500 GB storage space in the hard drives.

Computer software installed in the two GIS labs include 20 licenses of latest version of ArcGIS/ArcInfo 9.*, 20 licenses of ArcGIS/ArcView 9.*, 20 licenses of ArcView 3.3, and. Other standard software including Internet explorer, word processing, and statistics.

Information about the Program

Geographic Information System Certificate
The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
PO Box 195
Pomona, NJ 08240-0195
Phone: (609) 652-4546

Dean of Enrollment Management
The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
PO Box 195
Pomona, NJ 08240-0195
Phone: (609) 652-4261 
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