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.
Southeast Community College is a State Authorization Reciprocity Agreement Institution.
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. Recent SCC graduates report an average starting annual salary of $38,480.
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