Geographic Information Systems
This program prepares students for employment as technicians and provides a theoretical basis for understanding the use of GIS and its place in analysis and decision-making. ESRI Arc GIS is the platform for coursework. Focus opportunities for students include Agriculture, Natural Resources, Geography, or Heavy Equipment applications. Successful completion for the program will prepare students for employment in their focus area which includes county and city planning, engineering, survey, and GIS department; Agriculture applications; and Construction/Heavy Equipment.
Students successfully completing the first year of the program apply for various industry certifications, depending on their selected focus area. Students successfully completing year two of the program may apply for an Associate of Applied Science degree in GIS Technology.