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Program Requirements

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General Education/MnTC Requirements
The Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC) is the general education curriculum for the Minnesota State system. Choose MnTC courses according to the requirements listed on your Program Requirements Guide. Refer to the MnTC course list for each Goal Area:

Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC)
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To be admitted to the Geographic Information Science Certificate program, the student must have completed an associate degree or baccalaureate degree or receive instructor approval if currently pursuing an associate degree in another discipline. 

Career Information

Career Settings

  • Government Agencies 
  • Non-profit organizations 
  • Oil and Gas industry 
  • Science research 
  • Natural resource management 
  • Precision farming 

Transfer Pathways

​Saint Paul College has transfer articulation agreements between the following program and post-secondary institutions for the baccalaureate degree programs listed below. 

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Computer Geographic Information Science AAS Degree 

  • BA Individualized Studies, Metropolitan State University 

Additional Benefits

  • Students will have the opportunity to work on real GIS problems with an instructor with many years of field experience. 
  • Graduates of the program may choose to continue their education at a four-year institution.
  • Jobs for GIS Specialists are found throughout the cou