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    Lone Star College System
   
 
  Nov 20, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Fall Publication [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Geographic Information Systems


 

The Geographic Information Systems (GIS) certificates and degree program prepare graduates for wide ranging career possibilities as entry-level technicians to data analysts and project managers in diverse fields of GIS application. From data collection and input, to management and analysis, to project completion and information delivery, individuals will develop the skills to work at many levels of business, industry, government agencies, and research and development.

The GIS Marketable Skills Award is awarded for completion of 12 credit hours of coursework focusing on basic concepts of GIS software and data. The GIS Technician certificate is awarded for completion of 18 credit hours of course work focusing on proficiency in GIS software applications and data management.  The GIS Analyst certificate is awarded for completion of 33 credit hours of course work and provides graduates additional skills to develop and analyze data and prepare projects for delivery to clients. The GIS Associate of Applied Science degree is awarded for the completion of 60 credit hours of course work   and cooperative work experience. Graduates will have the essential skills to manage the initiation, development and completion of GIS projects requiring data collection, data management, analysis, map product development and final report writing for presentation.

Employment opportunities are far reaching at the present time. The increasing use of GIS in nearly every field of education, business and government is creating a strong need for skilled personnel.

The general education core will transfer to a variety of colleges and universities. Contact counselors or GIS, geography or geology faculty for specific information or to obtain the recommended sequencing of courses.

Programs

Level 1 Certificate

Level 2 Certificate

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Occupational Skills Award