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Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

 

Instructor:

Susan Chudovan

703-222.7469

2013 Summer Assignment

Description

High School Credits:1

Course Description (Course Brochure)

In collaboration with James Madison University (JMU), this course introduces students to the concepts and techniques of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and enables students to develop technical skills to apply GIS in a variety of “real-world” contexts (i.e., science, emergency response, crime analysis, marketing and health care).

Students may earn 3 JMU college credits for GIS 1 at a reduced tuition rate through dual enrollment.

GIS  GIS

Curriculum

Geographic information systems software, global positioning system equipment, data analysis, integration of remotely sensed and ground-based information into powerful decision making analytical tools, problem-based service learning, community-based research, spatial reasoning and decisionmaking, Student projects are presented to local community and government leaders, Academy and JMU faculty.

Prerequisite

None.

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Post Graduate Opportunities

Academy graduates interested in GIS can continue their studies at a wide variety of schools including:

Boston University

Brown University
East Carolina University - Greenville, NC
George Mason University

James Madison University

West Virginia University

 

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Career Opportunities

  • Cartographic design
  • Data analysis
  • Computer programming
  • Database administration
  • Project management
  • System administration

Careers in GIS can also encompass business development, managerial, and administrative roles

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