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2024-2025 Collin College Catalog 
    
2024-2025 Collin College Catalog

Geospatial Information Science (GIS), Level 2 Certificate


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Every moment of every day, information is being logged about how we live and the world around us. Geospatial Information Science (GIS) utilizes hardware, software and data to analyze and display location-based information.

Learn how to harness that data to visualize and solve spatial problems and to present information in a way that is easy to understand and interpret.

GIS specialty fields include; remote sensing, mapping, programming, geospatial intelligence, feature\image analysis, geographic information systems (GIS), location positioning and related areas.

The Geospatial Information Science (GIS) Associate of Applied Science and certificate programs are designed to prepare students for careers in the growing fields of GIS. This includes positions in numerous industries such as business, utilities, natural resources, real estate, transportation, government, telecommunication, education and public safety.

  • Associate of Applied Science - Geospatial Information Science (GIS) (60 credit hours)
  • Certificate Level 1 - Geospatial Information Science (GIS) (17 credit hours)
  • Certificate Level 2 - Geospatial Information Science (GIS) (30 credit hours)

Collin College’s GIS certificates can open doors for students in the workplace while laying the groundwork for continued study. All courses taken for the GIS certificates also apply to the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree. The certificate is for career changers or students seeking to gain skills that may be applied in their current jobs or course of study. An AAS degree in GIS from Collin College prepares you to enter the job market or pursue a bachelor’s degree.

First Year


Second Year


Total Credit Hours: 30


1. Fall Only. This course is offered in the fall semester only.
2. Spring Only. This course is offered in the spring semester only.
3. Summer Only. This course is offered in the summer semester only.
4. May substitute GISC 2281 .

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