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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.

    Overview

    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.

    Mission

    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. Recent SCC graduates report an average starting annual salary of $38,480.

    Starting Term(s)

    Fall, Spring terms.
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