College of Applied Science and Technology

Geographic and Land Information Systems

The Geographic and Land Information Systems (GIS/LIS) Associate Degree Program is designed to prepare graduates to enter the job market as GIS/LIS technicians for business and industry. Emphasis of the curriculum is on understanding digital geographic data, hands-on software use in solving geographic problems and graphic communications techniques.

Download the Geographic and Land Information Systems brochure.

Article on GIS Field and Job Opportunities

Industry Advisory Committee: A dedicated group of industry professionals serves as advisors to the GIS/LIS and Surveying and Mapping and Programs. The advisory committee meets at least twice annually to suggest and review changes to the curriculum and to discuss other important developments with the programs. For further information or to inquire about joining the Advisory Committee call 330-972-7059.

    Educational Objectives:

    Educational Objectives (PDF)

    Program Outcomes:

    Program Outcomes (PDF)

    GIS Enrollment and Graduation Data

    Program Guide:

    • Associate of Applied Science

    Curriculum guides:

    Please note: Contact CAST Academic Advising Services for any updates. Additional information may be obtained by calling the Engineering & Science Technology Department at 330-972-7051.

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