Geographic Information Systems

Geographic information specialists create maps that combine layers of information used for a wide range of purposes. You’ll learn to use the latest geospatial technology and build expertise in computer-based data collection, storage, analysis, and more. Your degree lets you enter the GIS profession directly or transfer to a four-year institution.

Job Titles & Career Information

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  • Geographic Information Systems Technicians

    Assist scientists, technologists, or related professionals in building, maintaining, modifying, or using geographic information systems (GIS) databases. May also perform some custom application development or provide user support.


    Hourly Wage: $


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  • Geophysical Data Technicians

    Measure, record, or evaluate geological data, using sonic, electronic, electrical, seismic, or gravity-measuring instruments to prospect for oil or gas. May collect or evaluate core samples or cuttings.


    Hourly Wage: $


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  • Geospatial Information Scientists and Technologists

    Research or develop geospatial technologies. May produce databases, perform applications programming, or coordinate projects. May specialize in areas such as agriculture, mining, health care, retail trade, urban planning, or military intelligence.


    Hourly Wage: $


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  • Mapping Technicians

    Calculate mapmaking information from field notes, and draw and verify accuracy of topographical maps.


    Hourly Wage: $


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