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Area of Study: Design, Manufacturing, Construction, and Applied Technologies
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Design, Manufacturing, Construction, and Applied Technologies
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Geographic Information Systems

Much more than maps, GIS is a window to the world

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.

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Job Titles & Career Information

Remote Sensing Scientists and Technologists
43.33 Hourly Wage 280 Currently Employed
Apply remote sensing principles and methods to analyze data and solve problems in areas such as natural resource management, urban planning, or homeland security. May develop new sensor systems, analytical techniques, or new applications for existing systems.
280 Remote Sensing Scientists and Technologists are employed. This number is expected to increase by 5.36 % over the next four years.
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Remote Sensing Technicians
17.17 Hourly Wage 979 Currently Employed
Apply remote sensing technologies to assist scientists in areas such as natural resources, urban planning, or homeland security. May prepare flight plans or sensor configurations for flight trips.
979 Remote Sensing Technicians are employed. This number is expected to increase by 5.52 % over the next four years.
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Geospatial Information Scientists and Technologists
41.55 Hourly Wage 1899 Currently Employed
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.
1899 Geospatial Information Scientists and Technologists are employed. This number is expected to increase by 7.06 % over the next four years.
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Geographic Information Systems Technicians
41.55 Hourly Wage 1899 Currently Employed
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.
1899 Geographic Information Systems Technicians are employed. This number is expected to increase by 7.06 % over the next four years.
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Geophysical Data Technicians
22.3 Hourly Wage 254 Currently Employed
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.
254 Geophysical Data Technicians are employed. This number is expected to increase by 7.48 % over the next four years.
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Mapping Technicians
19.02 Hourly Wage 1067 Currently Employed
Calculate mapmaking information from field notes, and draw and verify accuracy of topographical maps.
1067 Mapping Technicians are employed. This number is expected to increase by 2.16 % over the next four years.
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Data analysis of traditional and real-time labor market information (LMI) provided in collaboration with Emsi (Economic Modeling Specialists International), a CareerBuilder company.

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Program Map

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Awards in this Program


Associate of Applied Science

Geographic Information Systems- AAS


Certificate Level 1

Geographic Information Systems Level 1


Certificate Level 2

Geographic Information Systems Level 2 Certificate
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