Geographic Information Science Technician Certificate Level 1

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Geographic Information Science - Technician - Certificate Level 1

Students may complete the GIS certificate or may apply for up to 15 hours of advanced placement of GIS credit based on successful completion of 36 months of work experience reviewed by the program chair.


Semester 1
GISC 1411 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) 4
ITSE 1402 Computer Programming 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
GISC 2364 Practicum - Cartography OR
GISC 2380 Cooperative Education - Cartography 3
Semester 3


Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 3
Total Credits 22

**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.

Gainful Employment

Program Duration

This program is designed to be completed in 44 weeks.

Program Cost

This program will cost $2,569* 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.