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Geographic Information Systems Technician

  • Welcome

    Are you able to approach problems and communicate solutions effectively? Can you operate specialized equipment and be precise and accurate in your work? SCC’s certificate program will provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to develop and manage Geospatial Technology Information projects and to interpret and implement GIS as a decision support system. SCC's program provides flexible, online delivery, offered part-time, and the certification can be completed within one year.


    The Geographic Information Systems Technician certificate is designed to meet the educational requirements of a prospective GIS technician. Technicians in this field generate, analyze, interpret, and communicate data derived by using GIS/GPS hardware and software applications. They may also set up and maintain GIS databases or websites, create maps and models for application of data, and provide technical support to users or clients. GIS is applicable to many industries and occupations, including, but not limited to, agriculture, public safety (fire, rescue and police), public health, transportation, facilities, land and utilities planning, and management. GIS technicians possess outstanding decision-making skills, listening skills, and problem-solving skills.


    The Geographic Information Systems Technician certificate will provide vocational/technical training to students who intend to enter gainful employment at the associate degree level or less, and training or retraining for those already employed as may be necessary to meet increasing technological developments or as may be desired for personal advancement.

    Employment Outlook

    GIS-related Nebraska employers have indicated a high or moderate interest in hiring between one and 15 or more employees with GIS skills within the next three years. Labor Market Information, derived from Economic Modeling Specialists Intl., indicates healthy growth rates for emerging and existing GIS occupations. Positions require at least some postsecondary education, and most offer wages near the state median of $24.37 per hour.

    "This workforce product was funded by a grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration. The product was created by the grantee and does not necessarily reflect the official position of the U.S. Department of Labor. The U.S. Department of Labor makes no guarantees, warranties, or assurances of any kind, express or implied, with respect to such information, including any information on linked sites and including, but not limited to, accuracy of the information or its completeness, timeliness, usefulness, adequacy, continued availability, or ownership."

    Starting Terms

    Fall, Winter and Spring quarters.

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  • Contacts

    Katrina Patton


    Tel: 402-437-2262

    Toll Free: 800-642-4075

    Ext: 2262

    Lincoln Campus

    8800 O Street
    Lincoln, NE 68520-1299

    Tel: 402-471-3333

    Toll Free: 800-642-4075

    Fax: 402-437-2404