2019-2020 Catalog 
    
    Jul 31, 2021  
2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Geographic Information Systems Program


Areas of Study - Degrees & Certificates  >  Computer/Digital Technology  > Geographic Information Systems Program

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 Occupational Skills Certificate focuses on basic concepts of GIS software and data.
  • The GIS Technician certificate focuses on proficiency in GIS software applications and data management. 
  • The GIS Analyst certificate is provides graduates additional skills to develop and analyze data and prepare projects for delivery to clients.
  • The GIS Associate of Applied Science degree 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.

 

By completing the program, students will earn three awards:

  1. Geographic Information Systems, Occupational Skills Certificate (OSC)
  2. Geographic Information Systems Technician, Level 1 Certificate
  3. Geographic Information Systems Analyst, Level 2 Certificate
  4. Geographic Information Systems, AAS


Geographic Information Systems, Occupational Skills Certificate (OSC)


[OSC_GINS award offered at LSC-CyFair]

The GIS Occupational Skills Certificate is awarded for completion of 12 credit hours of coursework focusing on basic concepts of GIS software and data.

Total Credit Hours Required for Certificate: 12

 
Occupational Skills Certificate Completed 


Geographical Information Systems Technician, Level 1 Certificate


[C1_GIT1 offered at LSC-CyFair]

Prerequisite: Completion of Geographic Information Systems, Occupational Skills Certificate

Total Credit Hours Required for Certificate: 21

Note(s)


ITSE 1302 - Computer Programming   or ITSE 1332 - Introduction to Visual Basic.Net Programming  may substitute for ITSW 1307 - Introduction Database

 
Level 1 Certificate Completed 


Geographic Information Systems Analyst, Level 2 Certificate


[C2_GIA2 certificate offered at LSC-CyFair]

The GIS Analyst certificate is awarded for completion of 36 credit hours of course work and provides graduates additional skills to develop and analyze data and prepare projects for delivery to clients.

Prerequisite:  Completion of Geographic Information Systems Technician, Level 1 Certificate

Total Credit Hours Required for Certificate: 36

 
Level 2 Certificate Completed 


Geographic Information Systems, AAS


[AAS_GINS degree offered at LSC-CyFair]

Prerequisite:  Completion of Geographic Information Systems Analyst, Level 2 Certificate

Total Credit Hours Required for Degree:  60

Note(s)


2GEOL 1405 - Environmental Geology   or ENVR 1401 - Environmental Science I  may substitute for GEOL 1403 Physical Geology

 
AAS Completed