A.A.-T in Geography for Transfer
(using General Education Requirements Option B or C)
A.S. in Geographic Information Science
(with General Education Requirements Option A)
Certificate in Geographic Information Science
Employment Concentration Certificate(s)
Geographic Information Science
The A.A.-T in Geography transfers to a four-year college and
prepares students for a future in a field related to Geography. The
Geographic Information Science (GIS) non-transfer Certificate
and AS degree prepares students for GIS related careers which
are enhanced by completion of a bachelor or graduate program.
For students currently working within these fields there may be
potential for salary and/or career advancement.
From local to global scales, geographers study political
organization, transportation systems, marketing, economics,
climate and weather, urban planning, land use development,
globalization, and more. They examine distribution of land
forms, study soils and vegetation, analyze limited resources such
as water, and human impacts on the surface of the planet.
In general, geographers work in government research, public
agencies, and are environmental consultants for nonprofit
Geographic Information Science (GIS) involves basic
to advanced analysis and scientific research methods for
identifying patterns, trends and relationships that are
represented spatially and temporally on maps, large databases,
reports and animations. Recent advancements make it possible
to analyze, interact and produce maps using cloud technology.
Students enrolled in our GIS courses online have the advantage
of learning advanced communication and mapmaking skills
that prepare them for a career in GIS, anywhere.