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NOVA 2012-2013 College Catalog: Programs of Study


GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS (GIS) Code: 221-719-71 Catalog Year: 2012-2013
Career Studies Certificate   LO
  Courses Credits Grade
One Year
1ENG/CST Elective 3  
2___ Elective 3  
GEO 220 World Regional Geography 3  
GIS 203 Introduction to Cartography for GIS 3  
GIS 200 Geographic Information Systems I 3  
GIS 201 Geographic Information Systems II 3  
GIS 205 Geographic Information Systems 3-Dimensional Analysis 3  
GIS 255 Exploring Our Earth: Introduction to Remote Sensing 3  
GIS 290 Internship 1  
3___ Technical Elective 3  
Total   28  
Total credits for the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Career Studies Certificate=28

All first-time students must take a one-credit SDV course prior to enrolling in their 16th credit at NOVA.

To be credited toward the certificate, a minimum grade of ā€œCā€ for each class is required.

1 The ENG/CST requirement may be met by ENG 111 or other ENG courses approved by your advisor, or by CST 100, 110, 115, 126, 227 or 229.

2 Elective must be chosen from the following disciplines: BIO, CHM, EGR, ENV, GEO, GOL, HIS, IT, MKT, MTH, and PHY.

3 Technical elective must be chosen from the following: ENV/GIS 230, GIS Applications in Environmental Science; GEO 200, Intro to Physical Geography; GEO 210, Intro to Cultural Geography; GIS 203 Cartography for GIS; ITD 110, Web Page Design (or higher level ITD); ITN 101, Intro to Network Concepts (or higher ITN); ITP 112, Visual (or higher ITP); MTH 163, Precalculus I (or higher); or MTH 241, Statistics I.