GIS is an acronym for Geographic Information Science. The Geographic Information Science (GIS) Associate of Applied Science Degree will prepare students for entry level positions in various industries that require geospatial skills and thinking or for transitioning to four-year baccalaureate programs.
Students completing this degree will be able to create and import digital special data representing real-world features from the surface of the Earth with the goal of viewing, manipulating, and analyzing the data to be distributed and used in decision making.
The Geographic Information Science Certificate program is designed to introduce students to fundamental concepts in GIS and prepare them for entry level positions in various industries that require some knowledge and understanding of GIS.
Duties for many positions requiring GIS skills typically involve a combination of outside field work and indoor computer work.
GIS employees typically coordinate with other experts (e.g. geologists, business operations specialists, hydrologists, farmers, and urban planners) to discuss the scientific and managerial implications of their work.
Program Delivery Methods
Online, hybrid, traditional in-class courses and hands-on training in state-of-the-art labs on Saint Paul College campus, St. Paul, MN