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Associate of Science Degree in Geographic Information Science

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  • Objectives
    This two-year Associate Degree in Science will provide you an opportunity to develop and pursue your interest in the emerging field of Geographic Information Science (GIS). The program offers you a science option that complements the current Associate of Arts Degree in Geography. You will gain an understanding of important fundamentals in Geography, Mathematics and Computer Science.
  • Practical experience
    There is an optional co-op component associated with this program.
  • Academic Title
    Associate of Science Degree in Geographic Information Science
  • Course description
    First Year
    Course                                                 Credits

    COMP 132     Programming Using Java     4.0
    COMP 139     Applied Computer Programming     4.0
    ENGL 150     English Composition     3.0
    ENGL 160     Introduction to Literature     3.0
      or
      ENGL 164     First Nations Literature     3.0
    GEOG 100     Ecosystems and Human Activity     3.0
    GEOG 102     Human Geography     3.0
    MATH 100     Calculus 1     4.0
    MATH 101     Calculus 2     4.0
    MATH 126     Basic Discrete Mathematics     3.0
    Total Credits     31.0
     
    Second Year
    Course                                                 Credits

    BUS 130     Business Communications     3.0
    COMP 182     Architecture and Programming     3.0
    COMP 210     Data Structures and Algorithms     3.0
    COMP 212     Introduction to Computer Science     3.0
    COMP 238     Advanced Programming     3.0
    GEOG 210     Map & Air Photo Interpretation     4.0
    GEOG 214     Digital Graphics     4.0
    GEOG 216     Quantitative Methods     4.0
      or
      MATH 216     Applied Statistics     4.0
      or
      MATH 218     Probability and Statistics     4.0
    Any University Transfer elective or MATH 110 *     3.0
    Any University Transfer elective or MATH 111 *     3.0
    Total Credits     33.0

     
    Internship Options                           Credits
    COOP WEP     Workplace Education     0.0
    ASDG 101     Co-operative Work Experience 1 (Internship 1)     6.0
    Total Credits
        6.0

     
    Coop Options                                   Credits
    COOP WEP     Workplace Education     0.0
    ASDG 101     Co-operative Work Experience 1 (Internship 1)     6.0
    ASDG 201     Co-operative Work Experience 2 (Internship 2)     6.0
    Total Credits
        12.0


    You're required to enroll in a minimum of four courses per semester.

    Note:

    MATH 110 & MATH 111 are recommended for students transferring to the University of Victoria (UVic).

    All programs contain a blend of Arts and Science courses so as to support the concept of a broad education. All courses need to be transferable to one of the four BC universities. In the course description this is indicated by (T).

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