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Geographic Information Systems

Our Geographic Information Systems (GIS) program is focused on teaching students to visualize, question, analyze, interpret, and understand data. Students gain hands-on experience using industry software, including ESRI and open source software, to visualize geographic data and analyze spatial pattersn. 

Students learn how to use the Python programming language for GIS and get an introduction into statistics, as well as troubleshooting and problem-solving skills essential to the workplace. Students learn how to:

  • Create web maps
  • Create GIS online applications
  • Gather data
  • Design maps
  • Write scripts
  • Apply GIS for business

Our program is great for beginners in GIS as well as those looking to up their game in their respective fields. 

Students who complete the program are prepared to work in high-tech fields, including photogrammetry, cartography, geographical information systems, global positioning systems, and satellite remote sensing. 



GIS Program Flyer

GIS Program Checklist

Gainful Employment Information

2018–2019 Program Dates

Please note that end dates are approximate.

Part-Time Hybrid

Start Date End Date Days Time Status
8/20/2018 9/1/2019 (plus internship) M,W 12:00pm–4:00pm
10/15/2018 11/1/2019 (plus internship) M,W 12:00pm–4:00pm
1/7/2019 2/1/2020 (plus internship) M,W 12:00pm–4:00pm
3/18/2019 4/15/2020 (plus internship) M,W 12:00pm–4:00pm


Program Cost

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Earning Potential

Occupation Projected Job Growth 2014-2024 10% Wage 25% Wage Median Wage 90% Wage
Mapping Technician 14% 17.80/hr ($37,020/yr)

20.91/hr ($43,500/yr)

24.40/hr ($50,750/yr)

37.45/hr ($77,890/yr)

Wage information is based on the O*NET Online Occupational Database and Career One Stop for the Denver Metro Area. Entry-level employees can expect wages between the 10% and 25% rates in the first 1-3 years in a job. The 90% Wage is typical of someone who has been working in the occupation for 7 years or more. 

*Salary is not guaranteed and should be used as a guideline only. 


To what types of jobs do these skills apply?

  • GIS Analyst/Engineer
  • GIS Specialist
  • GIS Field Collector GIS Mapping Supervisor
  • GeoDatabase Administrator GIS Technician I
  • Assistant GIS Specialist
  • GIS Technician II GeoSpatial Office Technician
  • GIS Trainer
  • GIS Programmer Python Developer I
  • GIS Software Tester
  • GIS Cloud Engineer GIS Project Manager
  • GeoSpatial Services Supervisor


What types of companies might hire me?

  • Government: Federal, State and Local, Defense, Department of the Interior, Land Administration
  • Business: Retail, Banking, Real Estate, Manufacturing
  • Natural Resources: Conservation, Environmental Management, Water Resources, Forestry
  • Public Safety: Law Enforcement, Surveying, Public Works, Utilities, Fire and Emergency Services


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