Geographic Information Systems Proficiency Certificate


Many government agencies, municipal departments, utilities, planning commissions, engineering firms, mass transit systems, and health agencies require expertise in GIS.

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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.


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Geographc Information Systems Technicians – est. salary $90,286*
Remote Sensing Technician – est. salary $48,599*
MappingTechnician – est. salary $46,645*
Geographer – est. salary $81,788*


EMSI Data, 2017; Philadelphia Metropolitan Statistical Area; *these jobs may require a bachelor's degree or higher.

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Courses and Completion Sequence

The following courses and sequence of courses is designed for the optimal success and completion of the Geographic Information Systems Proficiency Certificate degree/certificate. Any alterations should be discussed with your academic advisor.

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.

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