Schoolcraft program code #CRT.00376
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are programs that incorporate both geospatial and tabular data to create products that help in understanding real-world issues and finding solutions to them. GIS is used by professionals in all levels of government, aviation, business, engineering, public health, utilities, education, transportation, emergency management, the space industry, and other various fields. Disciplines which employ GIS as a tool include anthropology, biology, civil engineering, criminal justice, environmental science, geology, geotechnical engineering, history, political science, sociology, and many more.
Students who wish to enroll in this program can use it to supplement their skill set for employment, or to prepare for higher level GIS courses at four-year institutions and gain advanced certification in the future. Students who satisfactorily complete the requirements for the Geographic Information Systems skills certificate will have a basic understanding of GIS and the variety of its applications and will qualify for a certificate of program completion.
Not all courses are offered each semester. Students should work with an academic advisor to develop a schedule that will work for them. Students planning to transfer should check the transfer institution’s requirements/guides or discuss their options with an academic advisor or counselor. Number of credits may vary depending on the course selection.