Geographic Information Science - Analyst Certificate Level 2

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Geographic Information Science - Analyst - Certificate Level 2

Geographic Information Science works in partnership with industry to provide quality workforce education in the new, rapidly expanding fields of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Global Positioning Systems (GPS). The programs use up-to-date technology and afford students a wide variety of employment opportunities in the corporate world and government agencies. GIS specialists work with GIS computer programs that enable the user to create maps and other graphics that can be layered with other data.


Semester 1
EDUC 1300 Learning Framework 3
GISC 1411 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) 4
MATH 1314 College Algebra 3
ITSE 1402 Computer Programming OR
COSC 1436 Programming Fundamentals I 4
Semester 2
GISC 1401 Cartography and Geography in Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and Global Positioning Systems 4
GISC 1421 Introduction to Raster-Based Geographic Information Systems (GIS) 4
ITSE 1345 Introduction to Oracle SQL 3
Semester 3
GISC 2411 Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Applications 4
GISC 2401 Data Acquisition and Analysis in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) 4


Semester 1
GISC 2250 Scripting for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) 2
GISC 2359 Web-Served Geographic Information Systems (GIS) (Capstone) 3
Semester 2
Semester 3
Total Credits 38

**Capstone Statement
A capstone course is a course designed to provide opportunities for students to integrate knowledge from their core and concentration courses, to gain insight into the meanings of professionalism and professional practice, and to reflect on the norms of a discipline or profession.

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Program Duration

This program is designed to be completed in 60 weeks.

Program Cost

This program will cost $3,405* if completed within normal time. There may be additional costs for living expenses. These costs were accurate at the time of posting, but may have changed.
*Includes estimates for books, supplies, and equipment.


Fewer than 10 students completed this program within normal time. Typical debt total has been withheld to preserve the confidentiality of the students.

Licensure Info

The State of Texas does not have licensure requirements for this profession.


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Last updated June 2019.