GIS 125 SYLLABUS - SUMMER 2006
CAD for GIS
L. Michelle Morrison – Instructor
This course introduces the concepts of Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) as well as
software used for building geographic data for a GIS. Emphasis is placed on the learning
of basic commands used in building spatial data. Upon completion, student will be able
to operate within a CAD environment.
There is no textbook for this course. We will be reading technical whitepapers and
manuals – these will all be posted on Balckboard.
Nature of Course Content
The course is technical and students will be expected to use computer software and
comprehend technical readings. In particular, the students will use ArcGIS to conduct
labs and will be reading technical whitepapers and manuals.
Your grades will be determines as follows:
20% - Attendance
20% - Labs and Homework
20% - Test 1
20% - Midterm
20% - Final Exam
Attendance will be determined by weekly participation in discussion boards and weekly
Withdrawal is the 6 week for short-term course. These dates are provided in the
semester Class Listing Schedule.
You must contact me within 48 hours of (or prior to) any missed assignment to be eligible
to make-up the work.
You will be expected to participate weekly in the online discussions, complete weekly
reading assignment and perform weekly labs (software exercises). You will be tested on
the readings and labs 3 times (Test 1, Midterm, Final).
Final Exam (Date, Place, Time)
Your final exam will be posted on or before Wednesday, July 5 .
It must be completed by the following Friday, July 14 .
Special Services Certifications
Students who have a documented disability or who think they may have a learning
problem may contact the Office of Services for Students with Disabilities in Terrell 219 or
may call 704.330.6556 or 704.330.6621. Instructors will provide the necessary
accommodation upon advice of that office.
Students should gain an understanding of CAD data and how it can be used and created
in a GIS environment.