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Helping businesses make decisions. Analyzing data to help experts understand natural disasters. Studying water usage. These are examples of issues you might address as a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) professional.
What is GIS? GIS is a powerful technology platform that allows people to ask and answer complex questions. Using data interpreted through the lens of place, GIS empowers us to come to new conclusions because of what it reveals.
At Emily Griffith, our evening program will give you hands-on experience building online GIS applications, designing maps and gathering data using the same software that’s used in industry. Plus, you will learn the GIS programming language (Python), gain familiarity with statistics and develop strong problem-solving skills.
Your program culminates in a GIS internship at a Denver-based company or organization, giving you the real-world experience to enter this high-demand field ready to work from day one.
Internship: Complete a 90-hour internship in a setting such as Community Food Share, Denver Water, the State of Colorado, Aurora Water, Denver Museum of Nature and Science, GIS consulting firms and more.
Latest technology: Gain experience with emerging GIS technologies from Esri, the world’s market leader in GIS applications.
Convenient classes: Take classes two nights a week and complete career-relevant projects at home.
Job-search class: Get a jump on your GIS career in an Employment Strategies class designed to prep you for a successful job hunt.
High-demand career: Enjoy a 100 percent job placement rate in the GIS field with your Emily Griffith GIS certificate.
What Can I Do with an Emily Griffith Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Certificate?
Graduates from Emily Griffith’s GIS program use their certificate to up their technology game at their current jobs or to work in jobs such as the following:
- GIS technician, QC Data
- Geospatial analyst, Jeppesen
- GIS analyst, Frontier GeoTek Inc.
- OSP graphics lead and quality control, Black and Veatch
- Airborne sensor operator, Merrick and Company
- Lead engineering technician, Ulteig Engineers
Other potential career paths include jobs in environmental science/agriculture, asset management, natural disaster/emergency response, land use/urban planning, transportation, utilities, engineering and construction, defense and military applications.
How Emily Powered My Career
“Starting this program was an important step in my dream to be immersed in a dynamic and exciting tech field.” Christopher Spaght, GIS technician at QC Data, completed his GIS certificate at Emily Griffith in 2018.