Geographic Information Systems

Purpose

Classes offered in the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) program will provide a hands-on approach to education that will prepare you to work with GIS in the field. The program will prepare you to address advanced topics in problem solving, decision-making, modeling, programming, and data management, using 2D and 3D data.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will be able to:

  • Comprehend fundamental concepts and practices of Geographic Information Systems (GIS). 
  • Demonstrate organizational skills in file and database management. 
  • Give examples of interdisciplinary applications of Geospatial Information Science and Technology. 
  • Apply GIS analysis to address geospatial problems and/or research questions. 
  • Manipulate data for the purpose of analysis, presentation, and decision-making.
  • Recognize, gather, and process data for GIS
  • Display, create and analyze 2D and 3D spatial GIS data. 

Employment Opportunities

Successful completion of the career studies certificate in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) will prepare you for employment in areas GIS including: GIS Technician, Civil and Municipal Planning, Cartographic Design, GIS Analysis, and Computer modeling.

 

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