The study of geospatial information is referred to as Geographic Information Science, GIS. It is a rapidly growing area of study that can lead to rewarding careers in many different disciplines. GIS involves the preparation, analysis and scientific research necessary for identifying patterns, trends and relationships that are represented in space and time. GIS integrates many types of data. It collects, organizes, and analyses layers of information never before possible. With these unique capabilities, GIS reveals deeper insights into data, such as patterns, relationships, and real time situations.
Recent advancements make it possible to collect, analyze, interact and produce visualizations of data using the latest digital ,photographic, data collection and storage technologies, such as 3D animation maps, video photography, drones and cloud storage. Students enrolled in our GIS courses have the advantage of learning advanced communication and map makings kills that prepare them for careers in many fields where geospatial information is needed to make smarter, informed, decisions.
The Geographic Information Science non-transfer Certificates and the AS degree prepare students for GIS related careers which may be enhanced by completion of a bachelor or graduate program in many different disciplines. For students currently working in these fields completion of our state of the art coursework may lead to the potential for salary and/or career advancement.
The Geographic Information Science non-transfer Certificates and the AS degree prepare students for GIS related careers which may be enhanced by completion of a bachelor or graduate program in many different disciplines. Three Certificates tracks are available: General, Fire Science, Water Industry. One non-transfer Association of Science Degree is available.
(Y1 or S1)
|Intro to GIS
|Programming for GIS
|GIS for Catastrophes
|GIS Water Management
Diann Thursby · 05/10/21
Received regional recommendation at 5-10-2021 IEDRC Deans Meeting.