GIS is a computerized database management system for capture, storage, retrieval analysis and display of geographic information. The new and fast growing field enables organizations to be more efficient in planning and distribution of resources. GIS has a wide range of applications for corporate, nonprofit and government settings.
The GIS proficiency certificate is designed for individuals who have an interest in a career in GIS, enhancing their skills, learning to use GIS applications in their current profession, or to earn an additional credential. Students will develop basic proficiency with industry standard software.
Select 3 of the following courses
|Course Number and Name||Prerequisites||Credits|
|GIS 101 - Introduction to Geographic Information Systems||3 credits|
|GIS 102 - Intermediate Geographic Information Systems||GIS 101||3 credits|
|GIS 104 - Principles of Computer Cartography and Visualization||GIS 101||3 credits|
|GIS 201 - Advanced Geospatial Applications||GIS 102||3 credits|
|GIS 203 - Remote Sensing and Global Positioning Technologies||GIS 101||3 credits|
|GIS 206 - Introduction to Web GIS||GIS 201||3 credits|
General Education Requirements:
All general education requirements necessary for graduation are met through the courses in the program as indicated above. Students who wish to take courses that differ from the general education courses indicated above must complete a course substitution request form. To access the form, login to the MyCCP portal, and in the Student tab, under Electronic Forms, click on the Records and Registration Forms link, then choose Request For Course Substitution Of Graduation Requirement link. A more detailed explanation of the College’s general education requirements is also available.
Urban and Regional Planner
Develop comprehensive plans and programs for use of land and physical facilities of jurisdictions, such as towns, cities, counties, and metropolitan areas.
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in the region
- Hold public meetings with government officials, social scientists, lawyers, developers, the public, or special interest groups to formulate, develop, or address issues regarding land use or community plans.
- Design, promote, or administer government plans or policies affecting land use, zoning, public utilities, community facilities, housing, or transportation.
- Advise planning officials on project feasibility, cost-effectiveness, regulatory conformance, or possible alternatives.
- Recommend approval, denial, or conditional approval of proposals.
- Discuss with planning officials the purpose of land use projects, such as transportation, conservation, residential, commercial, industrial, or community use.
How well does it pay?
New workers generally start around $45,135. Normal pay for Urban and Regional Planners is $68,847 per year, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as $124,815.