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  Nov 17, 2017
 
Montgomery College 2016-2017 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Cartography and Geographic Information Systems Certificate


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(R): 184

Training in cartography and geographic information systems enables the student to develop, construct, and use maps and other imagery to solve problems relating to the earth, its resources, and its development. These skills are used by professionals employed in federal mapping and related agencies in the Washington metropolitan region.

Total Credit Hours: 21


Program Outcomes


Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Use various mapping software packages.
  • Apply their enhanced cartographic skills.
  • Use maps as tools.
  • Conduct research and be familiar with the various research resources available, i.e., county, city, and federal government; the private sector; and online data.
  • Have gained an appreciation of the various job opportunities available through attending trips to various cartographic facilities.
  • Integrate other software as appropriate into their mapping projects, e.g., Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and other graphics packages.
  • Use various techniques that improve their cartographic, GIS, and spatial analytic skills.
  • Create portfolios and PowerPoint presentations and give presentations that strengthen their communication, interpersonal, and articulation skills.
  • Present and explain their work at map design competitions and at poster presentations at conferences.

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