Geographic Information Systems

Degree offered

Certificate of Recognition in Geographic Information Systems

Credits required 12


Sarmad Saman

Program contact

Robert Rak, Coordinator and Professor of Environmental Technology, ext. 2771

Program Code: GE

Program Goals Statement

Geographic Informational Systems (GIS) provides a powerful tool in any academic discipline to analyze relationships among data. It is commonly used in business, environmental, geographical, political, law enforcement, and social science applications.

Program Information

  • This certificate introduces students to GIS and provides them with the skills necessary to layer various types of data in an electronic format and to study and identify relationships among the data.
  • This program serves as a solid base for continuing toward a degree with courses transferring to BCC’s Environmental Technology program.

Program Requirements

Program Courses

EGR 103Computer Skills for Engineers and Technicians

3 credits

GIS 101Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

3 credits

GIS 102Applications of Geographic Information Systems

3 credits

SSC 101Introduction to Geography

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:12

Recommended Course Sequence - Fall Semester 1

SSC 101, EGR 103, GIS 101

Recommended Course Sequence - Spring Semester 2

GIS 102

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