GIS (Geographic Information System Technician)

Database concepts, cultural geography and geographic information.

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 Code: 6203

21 Credits

 Accelerated Program.
8 months to complete.

School of Technology and Industry
Tuition and Fees

Approximately $2,160

Additional Costs

Course materials and textbooks

Financial Aid Eligibility

Financial aid is not available.

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Alternative ways to earn credit

You may be eligible to receive credit toward this degree through Prior Learning Assessment. Examples include industry certifications, certain PSAV programs, credit by examination, or creating a portfolio of learning experiences. For more information, contact an academic advisor or learn more about Accelerated College.

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Degree Options

This certificate articulates directly into the A.S. in Architectural Design and Construction Technology degree. Students may pursue one or more certificates to develop or upgrade their skills in a particular field, or pursue the A.S. degree and earn technical certificates while completing the requirements for the degree. Contact an advisor to determine the career education path that is best for you.

Career Opportunities

Surveying and mapping technicians collect data and make maps of the Earth’s surface. Surveying technicians visit sites to take measurements of the land. Mapping technicians use geographic data to create maps. They both assist surveyors, cartographers, and photogrammetrists (Bureau of Labor Statistics).

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