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Geographic Information Science


Map your future

What you'll learn

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 geospatial information science (GIS).

Certificate of Completion

Endorsed by the National GEO Tech Center of Excellence, 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
$2,342 12 credits


  • Collect and input data into a GIS system using: GPS, Digitizing, Geocoding
  • Create, manage, and update spatial data
  • Design and generate various cartographic products for planning or presentations
  • Manage information in a GIS database
  • Perform routine data analysis-buffer, query, union, intersect


You can apply your GIS program skills in various careers fields like forestry and natural resource exploration, mapping companies, utility companies, research organizations, city government, public safety organizations, the military, health and human services organizations, and consulting firms (e.g. in environmental, engineering, forestry, surveying and marketing fields).

Or you can transfer to a university to get a four-year degree in areas like Computer Aided Design, Environmental Science, Programming, Criminal Justice, Unmanned Aerial Systems, General Science and Civil Engineering.

Learn more about Geographic Information Science

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Faculty Spotlights

Adam Lake

Faculty Member

Lynn Songer

Faculty Member

Jason Ambacher

Faculty/Program Coordinator

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