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Geographic Information Systems GEOIS.S.STC

Short-term Technical Certificate - 19 Credit Hours

Division: Liberal Arts, Communication and Social Sciences
Department: Geography
Effective as of Fall 2021

What is the program about?

The Geographic Information Systems (GIS) short-term certificate will provide students with both theoretical and practical applications of GIS. The certificate will cover the foundational concepts in GIS, including the principles of cartography and GIS, database management and analysis, data acquisition, and manipulation of georeferencing and geocoding.

Program Outcomes

  • Obtain a position as a GIS technician.
  • Build foundational knowledge of GIS concepts in preparation for four year degree.
  • Develop geospatial literacy in a range of professions, including but not limited to healthcare, law enforcement and business.

Career Opportunities

Students completing this certificate may obtain an entry level position with state and local government, business, non-profit organizations and the Defense Industry.


Course Title Credits
CIS 2165 Database Management 3
GEO 1103 (Introduction to Geographic Information System I) AND GEO 1104 (Introduction to Geographic Information Systems II) OR GEO 1107 (Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS)) 4
GEO 1209 Map Design & Visualization 4
GEO 2210 Advanced Spatial Analysis 4
MAT 1450 Introductory Statistics 4
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This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances.