Geographic Information Systems (GIS) provides students with a way to understand the world. By learning computer mapping science and technology, students will be able to apply these concepts and skills to fields such as environmental science, urban and regional planning, utilities management, and natural resources.
GIS programs prepare students for either the growing GIS workforce or for baccalaureate study. The GIS Associate of Applied Science is a two-year program designed to prepare graduates for entry-level positions. The one-year certificate has helped many who have already completed a bachelor’s degree to supplement their professional credentials with GIS technology and problem solving. The Geospatial Science Associate of Science offers students a broad background in GIS, geospatial science, and geography with courses designed to transfer to four-year institutions offering baccalaureate programs in these fields. The specific emphasis of the program is the fully online Bachelor of Science in Geography and Geospatial Science offered through Oregon State University.
See the Geographic Information Systems page for more information.
Ponderosa Hall, Bend Campus
Department Chair: Michael Hansen