Geographic Information Systems

A geographic information system (GIS) lets us visualize, question, analyze, and interpret data to understand relationships, patterns, and trends. This program prepares students to work in high-tech fields, including photogrammetry, cartography, geographical information systems, global positioning systems, and satellite remote sensing. Students learn how to acquire geospatial information from a variety of sources; interpret, use and manage geospatial data for a given purpose; and use geographic information system software for storage, manipulation, and analysis of geospatial data.

Students will receive work based experience and acquire geospatial technical competencies in vector, raster and light detection and ranging technologies. Completion of the GIS certificate will lead to a fulfilling career in GIS!

                    

This program includes a full course in PYTHON! – THE #1 programming language for GIS!

You will learn how to:

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

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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
or
5:00pm–9:00pm
Closed
10/15/2018 11/1/2019 (plus internship) M,W 12:00pm–4:00pm
or
5:00pm–9:00pm
 
1/7/2019 2/1/2020 (plus internship) M,W 12:00pm–4:00pm
or
5:00pm–9:00pm
 
3/18/2019 4/15/2020 (plus internship) M,W 12:00pm–4:00pm
or
5:00pm–9:00pm
 

 

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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Upcoming Related Events

Monday, October 15, 2018
New GIS Classes Begin
Time: 7:30am
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Massage Therapy Program Starts
Time: 7:30am