GIS - Geographic Information Systems

GIS120 Principles of Geographic Information Sys

Principles of Geographic Information Systems. This course introduces the principles and fundamentals of what makes a Geographic Information System (GIS), and the tools used when working with GIS, from desktop to web-based. The student will have hands-on experience building data models, database design, data analysis, and other skills through web learning modules and real-world inspired exercises.

GIS230 Advanced Geographic Information Systems

Building on the principles acquired in GIS 120, this course introduces many geoprocessing tools used in advanced GIS analysis. Utilizing both vector and raster data models, students will learn advanced techniques for summarizing data, proximity analysis, distance analysis, analyzing patterns, surface analysis, managing data and remote sensing analysis.

GIS289 Special Topic

Special Topics courses include ad-hoc courses on various selected topics that are not part of the regular curriculum, however they may still fulfill certain curricular requirements. Special topics courses are offered at the discretion of each department and will be published as part of the semester course schedule - view available sections for more information. Questions about special topics classes can be directed to the instructor or department chair.

GIS315 Spatial Analysis

GIS 315 will bring together concepts from previous GIS courses by practical application of methods and procedures used in GIS. The focus will be on using real world project examples and exercises to provide advanced instruction on GIS analytical models and techniques and prepare students to be able to complete professional level GIS projects from start to finish. Automated model development is also covered.

GIS316 Raster Analysis

This course will give students experience in application and issues surrounding using raster GIS data such as the raster structure (its advantages and limitations), appropriate data and procedures, surface modeling and 3D datasets. Integration of remote sensing data into raster GIS datasets will also be covered. Other topics will include: vector to raster conversion, resampling, raster modeling/map algebra, interpolation and digital terrain modeling and analysis.

GIS425 GIS Internship

Internship Programs Recognizing that learning can take place outside the classroom, Carroll College allows its students to participate in a work program that relates to their area of studies. This employment must relate directly to classroom work in order to qualify for an internship. Close cooperation between Carroll and the participating companies insures a work experience that contributes significantly to the student?s overall growth and professional development. Juniors and seniors in any major area may participate with the approval of the department chairperson, academic advisor, and the internship coordinator. Students will receive academic credit and may or may not receive monetary compensation for an internship. A student may earn a maximum of 6 semester hours in the internship program. Enrollment in the course must be during the same semester in which the majority of the work experience takes place. Interested students should contact their academic advisor and the internship coordinator at the Career Services Office.

GIS430 GIS Project

The GIS Senior Project course demonstrates the student's ability to apply their knowledge and expertise in geospatial science and technologies to a problem in their major or area of interest. This course may be taken in conjunction with a Senior Thesis, Senior Project, Honors Thesis or other Project based class in a major with the consent of both instructors. The GIS Senior Project should address a moderately complex issue that is appropriate for detailed investigation using geospatial techniques.


Independent study is open to junior and senior students only. At the time of application, a student must have earned a 3.0 cumulative grade point average. A student may register for no more than three (3) semester hours of independent study in any one term. In all cases, registration for independent study must be approved by the appropriate department chairperson and the Vice President for Academic Affairs.