Geographic Information Systems

This program has Fast Track Career options that let you skill up with an in-demand career certificate that employers are looking for. See awards below for Fast Track options.

Learn to analyze spatial data and create informative maps by studying Geographic Information Systems (GIS) at Austin Community College. You’ll use industry software to visualize everything you want to know about a place — from its average household size to its most common vegetation.

Pride Points

Fast-track options 

Free 1-Year ArcGIS License

Faculty with real-world experience

Career & Salary Information

Demand for GIS professionals is expected to grow in the coming years. After completing ACC’s program, you’ll be prepared to enter the workforce or continue your studies at a four-year university. Job prospects include the ones listed below.

Click each title to learn more about important career information such as employment rates, and average salary in our region.

  • 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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Awards & Program Maps

 

Choose the Award Path That’s Right for You

Austin Community College offers associate degrees that give you a strong foundation leading to a career or university transfer. In career-tech programs, you also have the option to earn a certificate that requires enough credits for entry-level employment while you stack those credits toward an associate degree in your program. Learn more.

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Geographic Information Systems

Certificate Level 1

GIS Level 1 Fast Track Award

Certificate Level 2

GIS Level 2