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Geographic Information Systems

MCC Campus(es):
MCC-Maple Woods

LV: Victor Meledge-Ade, 816.604.2698
MW: John Horn, 816.604.3132

Degree and Certificate Awarded


This is a professional certificate that gives the GIS user the tools needed to obtain a good job in the field of GIS or to advance in their chosen field. It also prepares students to complete their AA degree or transfer to a four-year institution. GIS professionals are found in the fields of city, county and state government, economics, natural resources, conservation, pollution, industry, science, infrastructure planning, public works, transportation, architecture, education, healthcare, travel, and space industry.

GIS means..

  • Mapping global warming over time
  • Predicting and preparing for natural disasters
  • Tracking and controlling wildfires
  • Keeping runways and airways safe
  • Protecting our fish population
  • Preserving our rain forests
  • Sailing safer on the deep blue sea
  • Helping you navigate your auto route
  • Search for missing children
  • Identifying and locating your customers
  • ... and more!
Last Modified: 9/23/19