Course Schedule

The courses below are those offered for the term. (To view the course description, class dates & times, touch on accordion tab by the title.)

State-specific Information for Online Programs

Note: Students should be aware of state-specific information for online programs. For more information, please contact an admissions representative.

  • Online Courses

    430.601.81 - Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

    $3782

    Heather Hicks

    Online 5/10 - 8/15

    In this introductory course, students become familiar with the concepts and gain the experience necessary to appreciate the utility of Geographic Information Systems in decision-making. Topics covered include the fundamentals of data structures, georeferencing, data classification, querying, cartography, and basic spatial data analysis. The course provides an overview of the capabilities of GIS software and applications of GIS. Class time is divided between lectures and GIS exercises that reinforce critical concepts. Students must complete a term project as part of the course. Offered every semester. Elective option for Govt. Analytics students.

    Technology Fees: $175.00

    430.604.81 - Spatial Analysis with GIS

    $3782

    Gergana Miller

    Online 5/10 - 8/15

    This course introduces students to using various techniques for solving spatial problems. The course teaches a proven process one can utilize to address common geographic inquiries including site suitability analysis, line of sight (visibility) analysis, network analysis, geostatistical analysis, spatial interpolation, etc. Students will also learn to apply the principles of spatial statistics to address the distributional and locational aspects of spatial data within a variety of situations. Examples and assignments are drawn from many GIS applications, such as business, urban planning, public safety, public health, transportation and natural sciences. Offered twice a year. Elective option for Govt. Analytics students.

    Technology Fees: $175.00

    430.604.82 - Spatial Analysis with GIS

    $3782

    Gergana Miller

    Online 5/10 - 8/15

    This course introduces students to using various techniques for solving spatial problems. The course teaches a proven process one can utilize to address common geographic inquiries including site suitability analysis, line of sight (visibility) analysis, network analysis, geostatistical analysis, spatial interpolation, etc. Students will also learn to apply the principles of spatial statistics to address the distributional and locational aspects of spatial data within a variety of situations. Examples and assignments are drawn from many GIS applications, such as business, urban planning, public safety, public health, transportation and natural sciences. Offered twice a year. Elective option for Govt. Analytics students.

    Technology Fees: $175.00

    430.609.81 - Spatial Data Management: Quality and Control

    $3782

    Paulus Zandbergen

    Online 5/10 - 8/15

    Spatial data quality is a major concern for any GIS. This course examines the nature of errors in spatial data and various aspects of spatial data quality, including positional and thematic accuracy, resolution, precision, completeness and logical consistency. The impacts of errors on the reliability of GIS-based analysis are explored. Various strategies to improve the quality of spatial data are addressed, including the use of standards for spatial data (FGDC, OGC and ISO) and data management tools. Offered once a year. Prerequisite: 430.601 Geographic Information Systems, 430.603 Geospatial Data Modeling

    Technology Fees: $175.00

    430.615.81 - Big Data Analytics: Tools and Techniques

    $3782

    Mansour Raad

    Online 5/10 - 8/15

    The explosion of data collection methods from a vast array of data sources in volumes previously unimaginable has tested the limits of traditional technology, which are not able to scale to the requirements of massive data. Big Data is the field of data studies where the data is identified by very large volumes, high velocity in data generation, and data format variety. This course explores Big Data technologies while utilizing cloud infrastructures. We will discuss the characteristics and architectural challenges surrounding Big Data, and explore geo-visualization techniques of data processed using Big Data Analytics. Students will work in a cloud computing environment to build Hadoop clusters, NoSQL databases, and work with other open source technologies to process data stores like Census data, and twitter feeds. Offered once a year. Prerequisite: 430. 600 Web Mapping, 430.601 Geographic Information Systems. Programming experience is highly recommended.

    Technology Fees: $175.00

    430.618.81 - Advanced Python Scripting for GIS

    $3782

    Paulus Zandbergen

    Online 5/10 - 8/15

    This course focuses on advanced uses of Python as a scripting tool to automate workflows in GIS and to create customized applications. This includes the development of script tools, utilizing advanced ArcPy modules, working with third-party modules, implementing Python geoprocessing services, customizing GIS applications and more advanced Python functionality. Offered once a year. Prerequisite: 430.606 Programming in GIS

    Technology Fees: $175.00

    430.623.81 - Geo Apps

    $3782

    -STAFF-

    Online 5/10 - 8/15

    The Geo Apps course is designed to reflect on current developments in GIS industry. The course will cover various apps available to support common GIS workflows, increase productivity and make information readily available to those who need it. The course will be designed so that the apps are grouped into logical segments – Apps for Volunteer Geographic Information (VGI) and sharing information with the community, Apps for field crew workflows, Apps for office workforce, Configurable apps and builder applications. Various platforms will be used to create the apps, and various methods and devices will be used to utilize the apps and simulate end user workflows. Offered once a year. Prerequisite: 430.601 Geographic Information Systems

    Technology Fees: $175.00