Focuses on the principles of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and emphasizes building skills using ESRI software. This course includes data structure, assembly of GIS data sets, map symbology, queries, spatial analysis, coordinate systems, projections and map presentation.

GIS software usage is covered by tutorial exercises in textbook, with assistance by instructor. Students may also work to develop their own GIS projects. 


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For questions regarding this course, contact the instructor or COD Online support.

Credit Hours

3 credit hours (1 lecture hour, 4 lab hours)


Course requires Geography 1151 or consent of instructor.

Technical Requirements

Students must have regular access to the Internet and a computer. Courses are administered through Blackboard, so students will also need a compatible OS and browser. A list of recommended software can be found here.

Time Requirements

Students can expect to spend 10-12 hours each week completing the work required for the course.