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A Geographic Information System (GIS) is a powerful combination of mapping technology and databases, that, when combined, may create an array of spatially arranged data on a map surface for detailed analysis. Once the domain of a few specialized government agencies and the military, GIS is now utilized by virtually every branch of the government and has become commonplace throughout the private sector. GIS may be employed for a stunning variety of applications: environmental, marketing, demographic and urban planning are just a few of the fields in which GIS is currently utilized. The curriculum is tailored to those enrolled in the following technical degree programs: Architectural Technology, Civil Engineering, Computer and Information Technologies and Environmental Science Technology. The acquisition of an associate in applied science degree coupled with a Certificate in GIS Technology will make a graduate more marketable in his/her respective field. Those pursuing a B.A. or B.S. degree in geography will also find the curriculum tailored to their respective degree program. The GIS Technology Certificate requires the completion of 24 hours of coursework. See program for more information.