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Geographic Information Science


Map your future

What you'll earn

Whether you're using it for science, business, resource management, public safety, or urban and regional planning, we'll give you the technical skills to employ geographic information science (GIS).

Certificate of Completion

This 12-credit program will teach you how to develop and manage spatial data (information related to location), use data to make decisions and mange resources, and create and update maps for use in reports and presentations.

12 credits Full-time
$2,353 12 credits


  • The basics of digital cartography: data visualization, color application, and design techniques.
  • How to manage and edit spatial information using industry standard tools and techniques
  • Technical skills and routines to create effective analyses and maps
  • How to create maps and analyses from aerial imagery


You can apply your GIS skills in various career fields such as natural resource management, utilities services, all levels of government, public safety, health and human services, marketing, public/urban planning, research, and publishing.

Or you can transfer to a university to get a four-year degree in areas like geography, environmental science, earth science, computer science, design, urban planning, criminal justice, unmanned aerial systems, business, marketing, or civil engineering.

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