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Mapping Minor

Maps help people find, visualize, and define patterns of behavior. They allow us to model physical landscapes and manmade structures at both local and global scales. Digitization, databases, and computer software are foundational tools used by today’s mapmakers. Students in WSC’s mapping minor gain experience using computeraided design (CAD), geographic information systems (GIS), and global positioning systems (GPS). CAD applications produce technical drawings and documentation used in construction and infrastructure design. In GIS, map layers that model the real world are used for evaluating suitability, determining routes, or showing patterns. A minor in mapping prepares you for careers in the energy, engineering, telecommunications, and transportation sectors. These fields often use both CAD and GIS technologies to improve workflows in project design and modeling processes. Learn to map the world and everything in it!

2020-21 Academic Year

Required Courses: 21 hours

A minor must include a minimum of 12 hours unduplicated by your major(s) and minor(s). A minimum of 12 of the 21 hours must be upper level (300-400) courses.

  • GEO 425 Urban Geographic Information Systems or GEO 430 Geographic Information Systems (3)
  • GEO 435 Computer Mapping (3)
  • ITE 109 Mechanical Engineering and Drafting (3)
  • ITE 304 Surveying and Print Reading (3)
  • ITE 497 Internship (1)
  • MAT 130 Precalculus (5)

Plus 3 hours from the following:

  • GEO 320 Urban Geography (3)
  • GEO 425 Urban Geographic Information Systems or GEO 430 Geographic Information Systems (if not taken as required course) (3)
  • GEO 440/540 Remote Sensing (3)
  • GEO 497 Internship (3)
  • ENG 200 Expository Writing (3)
  • ITE 214 Residential Drawing (3)
  • ITE 404 Commercial and Structural Design (3)