Geographic Information Systems Technician Certificate
The Geographic Information Systems Technician Certificate (C1_GIT1) is offered at LSC-CyFair. For more information, please contact the Geography Department.
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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 technician certificate is awarded for completion of 23 credit hours of course work focusing on proficiency in GIS software applications and data management. 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.
First Year Credits
First Semester Credits
|COSC||1301||Introduction to Computers OR||3|
|ITSC||1301||Introduction to Computers|
|GISC||1411||Intro to Geographic Information Systems (GIS)||4|
TOTAL First Semester Credits:
Second Semester Credits
|GISC1||1401||Cartography and Geography in GIS||4|
|GISC||1421||Intro to Raster-Based GIS||4|
|ITSW2||1407||Introduction to Databases||4|
TOTAL Second Semester Credits:
TOTAL Credits for
- Capstone course
- ITSE 1402 or ITSE 1432 may substitute for ITSW 1407