A Geographic Information System (GIS) is a computer-based system used for scientific investigations, resource management, urban planning, cartography, criminology, marketing and natural disaster planning. A Land Information System (LIS) is a special component of GIS dealing with land resources.
Gain practical professional experience through a student-managed GIS project and a student internship at a local government agency or business. Participation gives you firsthand, on-the-job training in the field of your choice.
Interact with other geographic and land information systems students and professionals in the field through organizations such as:
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An associate degree in geographic and land information systems prepares you for immediate employment
as an entry-level GIS technician for business or industry.
The U.S. Department of Labor identifies geographic information technology as “one of the three most important emerging and evolving fields." Job opportunities are growing as geospatial technologies expands into more areas.
The Career Center creates links among students, alumni and local professionals. You will have access to: