COURSE OUTLINE FOR CREDIT COURSE

Basic Course Information

Courses numbered 1 - 49 are remedial or college preparatory courses which do not apply toward an A. A. Degree and are not intended for transfer. Courses numbered 50-99 apply toward an AA Degree, but are not intended for transfer. Courses numbered 100 and higher apply toward an AA Degree and/or are intended for transfer to a four-year college or university.

Discipline: GEOG
Course Number: 138
Title: GIS Internship

Units and Hours

Units: 0.50 - 2.00
Grade Option: Grade/Pass/No Pass
Course Length in Weeks: Min Weeks - 16 Max Weeks - 18
Min Semester Hours
Hour Type
Hours
Min Semester Hours
Max Semester Hours
Lecture Category
0.00
0.00
0.00
Lab Category
2.00
32.00
36.00
Subtotal
2.00
32.00
36.00
Out of Class Hour
0.00
0.00
0.00
Totals
2.00
32.00
36.00
Max Semester Hours
Hour Type
Hours
Min Semester Hours
Max Semester Hours
Max Lecture Category
0.00
0.00
0.00
Max Lab Category
8.50
136.00
153.00
Max Subtotal
8.50
136.00
153.00
Max Out of Class Hour
0.00
0.00
0.00
Max Totals
8.50
136.00
153.00

Grading Basis: Grade/Pass/No Pass
Basic Skills Requirements: Appropriate Language and/or Computational Skills.

Requisites

To satisfy a prerequisite, the student must have earned a letter grade of A, B, C or P(Pass) in the prerequisite course, unless otherwise stated.

Prerequisite: GEOG 120
Corequisite (Course required to be taken concurrently): None
Prerequisite: (Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in): None
Recommended Preparation: None
Limitation on Enrollment (e.g. Performance tryout or audition): None

Catalog Description

The Geographic Information Systems (GIS) internship is a directed program allowing students to apply classroom instruction to real-world GIS problem solving by working with a government or private agency. Students will be under the supervision of an instructor from the college and an advisor from the agency while working in one or more aspects of GIS operations. Sixty hours is required for each credit unit in an unpaid internship, and seventy-five hours is required for each credit unit in a paid internship.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to:
  1. Student should demonstrate the ability to maintain constant communication with internship supervisor and instructor.
  2. Students should be able to utilize or learn a variety of GIS-related technological tools.

Specific Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to:
  1. Construct and analyze GIS projects in real-world situations;
  2. Demonstrate skills in operating a broad range of GIS related hardware and software;
  3. Describe and develop a complete Geographic Information System;
  4. Develop skills in field support for Geographic Information Systems;
  5. Work as a team with others on GIS projects;
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of GIS issues in real-world applications.

Methods of Instruction

Methods of Instruction may include, but are not limited to, the following
  1. Cooperative Work Experience
  2. Demonstration
  3. Directed Study
  4. Field Experience/Internship
  5. Lab

Content in Terms of Specific Body of Knowledge

 

  1. Introduction, responsibilities, and placement
  2. Become familiar with the Geographic Information System set up at the internship location
  3. Learn to work with the particular software and hardware at the agency
  4. Practical experience with data input
  5. Practical experience with data management
  6. Practical experience with data analysis
  7. Practical experience with GIS product output
  8. Learn to adapt GIS to the needs of a particular customer
  9. Analyze the GIS job market
  10. Final evaluation of the experience by the student
  11. Final evaluation of the student by the instructor and agency advisor 

Textbooks/Resources

There are no Textbooks/Resources.

Assignments

Required Reading:
Students are expected to maintain currency with GIS applications in their project areas by reading trade publications or scholarly articles.

Required Writing:
Students will compose a 3 page report or generate a poster documenting the internship experience

Critical Thinking:
Students will evaluate their workflow, and seek ways to maximize their efficiency.

Outside Assignments:
Students will troubleshoot GIS problems and carry out various tasks that are relevant to their internship projects.

Students are expected to spend a minimum of three hours per unit per week in class and on outside assignments, prorated for short-term classes.

Methods of Assessment

Methods of Assessment may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  1. Class Participation
  2. Papers
  3. Performance
  4. Projects

Open Entry/Open Exit

Not Open Entry/Open Exit

Repeatability

Course is Repeatable for Reasons other than a Deficient Grade? No

Contact Person

Wing H. Cheung