GIS (Geographic Information System) Technician

Technical Certificate


Database concepts, cultural geography and geographic information.

About GIS (Geographic Information System) Technician (T.C.)

The GIS (Geographic Information Systems) Technician Technical Certificate (T.C.) will provide the essential skills and knowledge needed to obtain entry level jobs as a GIS Technician. The certificate will also increase job skills for other Engineering Technology degrees. GIS is a computer-based tool used to map and analyze spatial relationships. GIS technology integrates database operations with statistical analysis and presents this information visually using different mapping methods. Improved computer software and hardware is increasing the potential GIS applications and career opportunities open to individuals with this experience.

Students must complete 21 credit hours in the following Professional Courses:

  • CGS 1100 - Microcomputer Applications for Business and Economics (3 credit hours)
  • CGS 2542 - Database Concepts for Microcomputers (3 credit hours)
  • ETD 1100 - Engineering Drawing (3 credit hours)
  • GEO 2420 - Cultural Geography (3 credit hours)
  • GIS 2040 - Fundamentals of Geographic Information Systems (3 credit hours)
  • GIS 2045 - Intermediate Geographic Information Systems (3 credit hours)
  • GIS 2046 - Advanced Geographic Information Systems (3 credit hours)

Program Requirements

Outcomes and Career Outlook

This academic program prepares you for the following careers.

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Program Information

Program Code:  6203

Academic Roadmaps

Financial Information

Tuition and Fees: Approximately $2,160*
 Financial aid is not available.
Tuition and Fees
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Additional Costs

Course materials and textbooks

Contact Information

Phone: (904) 646-2300
*Tuition reflects Florida resident rates and are subject to change. Certain classes that require labs may have additional fees for lab supplies. Additional fees are published in the class schedule