Geographic Information Systems Technology

School of Trades & Technology

Chart your path!

Dive into the world of technology with the Geographic Information Systems Technology (GIST) degree and certificate programs at San Juan College. The program offers students a solid education to pursue a career in the rapidly growing field of geospatial sciences or to develop new skills for their current profession. GIS analysts, technicians and other GIS professionals work with Geographic Information Systems to collect, manage, store and analyze geographic information. Job opportunities are available both locally and nationally in an array of business, government and non-profit sectors

Map your course!

Students enrolled in the GIST program study Geographic Information Systems, the Global Positioning Systems, Satellite and Aerial Image analysis and other mapping technologies. Students gain real world hands-on experience, including operating a drone as part of learning mapping skills.

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Contact the program coordinator to learn more about how you can begin a lucrative and rewarding career as a GIS professional.

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Geographic Information Systems Technician

SOC Code: 15-1199.05 AAS
17-3022.00 Cert

Program Information

Estimated Tuition $2,993 AAS
$1,425 Cert
Does not include Books & Fees

Course Length

4 Semesters AAS
2 Semesters Cert

Career Information

Median Hourly Wages $41.59 AAS
$24.03 Cert
Average  Annual Wages $86,510 AAS $49,980 Cert
Projected Job Openings
37,700 AAS 21,600 Cert

Contact Information

Program Coordinator
Brian Seavey
(505) 566-3382