Microsoft Access is a computerized database that allows you to manipulate, link, chart, query and report your data to customize the information you need. You will learn to use Microsoft Access to create databases, view, format, manage and modify data tables and fields. You will learn to create forms, queries, reports and explore data relationships using its pull-down menus, toolbars and dialog boxes. Microsoft certified courseware publication is used to present the software features in a well-illustrated graphic format to prepare students to complete the appropriate Microsoft Certification exam #77-730 for students who wish to write the MOS (Microsoft Office Certification). Students can identify Access Skills to potential employers by successfully completing the course capstone project to earn a skills badge. Prerequisite: Familiarity with Windows and file management concepts. Textbook Required.
Software required: MS Access v. 2016/2019/365. Access running on a Mac is not supported. Note the textbook is version 2016.
Examine GPS applications, with emphasis on operating fundamentals, absolute and differential techniques, types of signals, considerations related to GPS data, satellite systems (GNSS) and future trends. GPS receiver NOT required. Prerequisites: Intro to Geographic Information Systems. Experience working with shapefiles and an understanding of datums, projections and vector data model would be helpful. No Textbook Required.
Software required: The required program for this course is ArcGIS Pro, which is available for download at no additional cost through the course. ArcGIS Pro can only be installed on Windows-based computers.
Gain an understanding of GIS fundamental concepts and terminology including the role of GIS in business, government, surveying and natural resources. Learn how to create and manipulate data using GIS. Examine the collection, management, analysis and presentation of spatial data, concepts of database systems, data modeling and digital mapping. Textbook Required.
Software Required: Quantum GIS (QGIS) - free software (Works on Windows, Macs and Linux) but all instructions and tutorials will be based on a Windows environment.