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 Course Title:   Introduction to Global Positioning Systems (GPS)

 Title Abbreviation:   INTRO/GLOBAL POSITIONSYS

 Department:    GIS

 Course #:    105

 Credits:    2

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    2

 CIP:    151196

 EPC:    194

 REV:    2014


 Course Description  

Introduction to global positioning systems (GPS) and their use in natural resources and agriculture.

 Prerequisite  

None

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 22

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0


Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for certificate  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

Other Institution Equivalencies Table
Institution Course # Remarks
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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Use global positioning systems (GPS) in the field.
  2. Download coordinates into a software program.
  3. Understand and use GPS with geographical information systems.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

1. Information Literacy

Definition: Recognizing when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
1.1 Determine the extent of information needed.
1.2 Access the needed information effectively, efficiently, ethically, and legally.

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.6 Recognize how the value and biases in different disciplines can affect the ways in which data is analyzed.

10. Technology

Definition: Understanding the role of technology in society and using technology appropriately and effectively.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
10.1 Demonstrate an understanding of the development and impact of technology in human experience (history, global, and local).
10.2 Demonstrate an understanding of legal, ethical, and environmental issues in the use and misuse of technology.

Course Contents

  1. What are global positioning systems (GPS)?
  2. How does GPS work?
  3. Obtaining field data.
  4. Computer download of data.
  5. Integration with GIS software.