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WHAT IS GIS?

“A geographic information system (GIS) is a computer
-
based tool for mapping and analyzing things that exist
and events that happen on earth. GIS technology integrates common database operations such as query and
statistical analysis with the unique visualization and geographic analysis benefits offered by maps.”
ESRI


By linking data to maps, a GIS map can reveal patterns and associated relationships not apparent with traditional
item
-
referenced information systems and database management products, and by displaying information in a
graphic form, one can communicate complex spatial patterns succinctly.

CERTIFICATE IN GIS

The Certificate in GIS at Elmhurst College was designed with the working professional in mind. The focus of the curriculum i
s t
o align the outcomes with the GIS
Certification Institute (GISCI) educational requirements for certification leading to an eventual Certified GIS Professional
(GI
SP).

Coursework has been established to accommodate a wide audience of working professionals as well as traditional age students.

The completely online and asynchronous program

can be completed in nine months and includes a total of four courses, including new topics concerning
geodatabase

construction, model builder applications, and python programming applications. It also includes advanced remote sensing techn
iqu
es and a capstone course addressing
applications of GIS in society.

FACULTY

The GIS area is supported by a committed faculty with in
-
depth knowledge of GIS and related areas, both from instructional and a
pplied perspectives.

GIS FACULTY

Dr. Richard B. Schultz,
Associate Professor of Geography/Geosciences and GIS Program Coordinator.

Dr. Schultz specializes in geological and environmental applications of GIS and online
geoscience

education.

Mr. Carmi
Neiger
,

Advisor

Mr.
Neiger

earned his B.A. from Brandeis University and a
M.Arch

(Masters in Architecture) from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Mr.
Neiger

teaches
undergraduate GIS courses and is an Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Geography and Geosciences.

Mr. Joe
Adduci
, Adjunct Instructor

Mr.
Adduci

earned his B. S. in history and geography from the University of Illinois at Chicago and teaches GIS 100 and GIS 200: Advance
d
Remote Sensing
Techniques. He is employed by Argonne National Laboratory in Argonne, IL.

COMPUTER SCIENCE FACULTY

Ms. Linda Krause,
Associate Professor of Computer Science and Information Systems.

Ms. Krause holds an M.S. in electrical engineering from IIT and has experience in computer science and programming over a spa
n o
f fifteen years.

Dr. Dean Jensen,
Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Information Systems

Mr

Jensen holds an M.S. degree in Computer Networking from Elmhurst College, a
Ed.D
. from Benedictine in Education and is an administrator in Computer Services.
Dean teaches both ISG 100 and ISG 200.

REQUIRED COURSES

(total of 4 courses)

GIS 100
Fundamentals of GIS (may be waived based on coursework or experience;
to the discretion of Program Coordinator)

GIS 200
Advanced Remote Sensing

ISG 100
Programming with
ArcObjects

ISG 200
Implementing
Geodatabases

GIS 300
Capstone: GIS Applications

FACILITIES

Classes are offered through state
-
of
-
the
-
art GIS facilities housed at the
Computer Science and Technology Center (CSTC)

under the auspices of
the School for Advanced Learning (SAL) and the Department of
Geography and Geosciences. These include a 23

station desktop PC lab
operating Windows XP Professional for instruction and dedicated
input/output devices for handling high resolution and large
-
scale GIS
materials. Facilities are open evenings and weekends. Enrollment in
hands
-
on courses is controlled to ensure access to computer resources.

In the GIS program, students will work at their own dedicated GIS
workstation, including T1 Internet access and networking capabilities. All
workstations are linked to a Hewlett
-
Packard large format color plotter.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS


One should apply for admission to Elmhurst College as a “non
-
degree seeking” student. You are not required to have an
undergraduate degree from an accredited institution in order to enroll for the GIS Program.


Apply for “non
-
degree” study.


You do not need an ACT/SAT score or letters of reference for admission unless you also wish to seek the Bachelor of
Science in Geography degree.


To take courses without seeking admission to a degree program, register at the Office of Registration and Records in Goebel
Hall.

REGISTRATION BY CURRENT ELMHURST COLLEGE STUDENTS

Traditional undergraduate students in any degree program may register for GIS courses using
standard registration procedures. Undergraduate students eligible for the Fast Track program
may also enroll. See your program adviser regarding degree
-
plan credit assignment.

Courses in
the GIS Program are for college credit.

COSTS

The cost per course is somewhat less than the traditional College credit offerings.
Consult with the School of Advanced Learning (SAL) for tuition information.

SAL phone: 630

617

3300

E
-
mail: sal@elmhurst.edu

WHY STUDY GIS?

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is rapidly becoming the core of many local city and county government
operations and becoming pervasive in state and federal governments to manage construction operations to
environmental resource conservation.

It is playing a key role in businesses ranging from market research, site selection, real estate, civil engineering, and
natural resource exploration activities.

Additionally, it it’s a key in academic research in disciplines ranging from the Social Sciences to Health Care.

Supported by ESRI

DEDICATED GIS
SERVER

Elmhurst College maintains
a dedicated GIS Server
which serves both spatial
data and ArcGIS Desktop
via a Windows Terminal
Server (WTS) environment.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT

Dr. Rich Schultz, GIS
-

(630) 617
-
3128

Ms. Linda Krause, IT
-

(630) 617
-
3224

SAL (School for Advanced Learning) (630) 617
-
3300