GIS (geographic information systems) is a cutting-edge technology capable of capturing,
storing, integrating, analyzing and displaying layers of data from a geographic perspective.
- 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
- MCC's professional certificate gives the tools needed to obtain a job in the field
of GIS or to advance in their chosen field.
- A committee of GIS professionals serves as advisors for the program.
- Prepares students to complete their Associates of Arts (A.A.) degree or transfer to
a four-year institution.
- GIS courses may be accepted as electives in a four-year degree program.
GIS professionals are employed in government, engineering firms, military establishments,
marketing agencies, environmental and health organizations, law enforcement, social-service
agencies, private businesses-almost everywhere!
Bright outlook for Geographic Information Systems Technologists and Technicians
Visit Occupational Information Network (O*NET) to view salary information, employment outlook and personal characteristics needed
for this career.
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Whatever your transfer destination, we'll work to make sure your credits move easily.
That's why we're experts at it. We've worked out specific transfer agreements with many four-year colleges and universities.
Please check with an advisor for transfer information.