Geographical Information System (GIS)

Geographical Information System (GIS)

Crowder College student using GIS software

Are you interested in strategically planning the next highway, medical facility, retail location or broadband infrastructure, while also enhancing decision-making processes, improving problem-solving efforts, and fostering innovation across various industries and sectors? Unlock Your Potential with GIS (Geographical Information System) Certification.

Geographical Information System professionals play a vital role in collecting, analyzing, interpreting, and visualizing geographic data to solve complex problems and facilitate informed decision- making. Utilizing GIS enhances workflows, economic development, transportation, health care, manufacturing, environmental needs and various other sectors linked to location and data. Predicting and planning based on spatial and visual data are key to building stronger economies.

GIS Certificate Program at Crowder

  • Gain a comprehensive skill set essential for success in the field, including gathering geographic data and analyzing trends and relationships.
  • Sharpen your abilities through practical exercises and real-world projects, where you’ll organize data, design impactful visualizations, and develop spatial models.
  • Our curriculum, developed in collaboration with industry experts, ensures you’re equipped with the latest tools and techniques demanded by employers.
  • Classes are held two evenings a week with open lab time complementing each session while reinforcing learned skills. The program provides a structured pathway to success in the GIS field.

Job Market Opportunities

  • Average Salary: Nationally, entry-level GIS-certified analysts earn an average of $29 per hour, with median ranges from about $21.65 to $33.85 per hour according to ZipRecruiter.
  • Fast Track to Employment: In just three semesters, you can earn 25 credit hours and be well on your way to securing a rewarding job in GIS.