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					GIS 125 SYLLABUS - SUMMER 2006
CAD for GIS

      L. Michelle Morrison – Instructor
      michelle.morrison@cpcc.edu
      770.584.4337

      Course Description
             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.

      Prerequisites
             None

      Textbooks
             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.

      Grading Policy
             Your grades will be determines as follows:
              20% - Attendance
              20% - Labs and Homework
              20% - Test 1
              20% - Midterm
              20% - Final Exam

      Attendance
             Attendance will be determined by weekly participation in discussion boards and weekly
             quizzes.

      Withdrawal
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             Withdrawal is the 6 week for short-term course. These dates are provided in the
             semester Class Listing Schedule.

      Make-up Policy
            You must contact me within 48 hours of (or prior to) any missed assignment to be eligible
            to make-up the work.

      Course Requirements
             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)
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              Your final exam will be posted on or before Wednesday, July 5 .
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              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.

Course Objectives
       Students should gain an understanding of CAD data and how it can be used and created
       in a GIS environment.

				
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