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Sinclair College

Geospatial Technology Programming Specialist GST.S.STC

Short-term Technical Certificate - 19 Credit Hours

Division: Liberal Arts, Communication and Social Sciences
Department: Geography
Effective as of Fall 2016

What is the program about?

Students learn advanced applications in geographical information system software, ArcGIS; C++ software programming skills; how to design and implement websites for internet delivery of data; design and administer relational databases; query databases using SQL.

Program Outcomes

  • Organize data and design database for analyzing data.
  • Use GIS software to analyze data collected from various sources to predict outcomes.
  • Analyze problems and design, code and test software solutions

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this degree will be able to build upon already existing programming skills to find employment in government and within private industry employing computer programmers with general GIS skills and knowledge such as: Database Developer or Software Applications Programmer. According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics (, “As a result of rapid employment growth over the 2008 to 2018 decade, job prospects for computer software engineers should be excellent.�


Course Title Credits
CIS 1111 Introduction to Problem Solving & Computer Programming 3
CIS 1202 C++ Software Development I 3
CIS 1350 Web Site Development with HTML & CSS 3
CIS 2165 Database Management 3
CIS 2268 Introduction to Oracle 3
GEO 1107 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) 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.