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Earning a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) certificate from South Central College will give you an extended learning experience in geographic information systems. After earning this certification, you will be armed with the knowledge necessary to work in a number of capacities within the civil engineering industry.  These advanced skills will either get you on your way to working in an exciting, growing industry or provide you with additional technical skills that will help propel your career forward.

The Geographic Information Systems certificate curriculum focuses on learning the fundamental GIS skills required by hiring agencies. These skills include the collection, management and analysis of specific spatial data, the creation of maps, GIS data development and managing mapping data for web applications.

Although the GIS software user certification is often just associated with making maps, Geographic Information Systems professionals can do much more than that. A GIS career can include responsibilities in numerous, varied industries such as:

  • Urban and Regional Planning: Architects, engineers, scientific researchers, managers, technical consultants, local government officials, GIS analysts.
  • Environmental Resource Management: Environmental scientists, specialists, and health specialists.
  • Surveying and Cartography: Surveyors, cartographers, photogrammetrists and mapping technicians.

Professionals with Geographic Information Systems skills can also work in business development, managerial positions and administrative capacities

Locations: Faribault and North Mankato Campuses
Admission Date: Fall Semester

SCC has a 93% average placement rate
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