Geographic Information Systems

About GIS

Do you want to be a part of an explosive and exciting new career? Do you enjoy being creative, using your "eye for detail" and problem solving skills on a daily basis? Then choosing a job in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is the right career move for you. GIS is used in business, marketing, criminology, health care, education, government, science, and much more!

GIS is a collection of computer hardware, software, and geographic data for capturing, managing, analyzing, and displaying all forms of geographically referenced information. GIS products are often expressed as digital maps linked to interactive tabular data. GIS is also used to produce overlay maps, perform spatial analysis and modeling, and can be interfaced with data from satellite imagery and global positioning systems (GPS).

Tremendous opportunities for GIS technicians have surfaced in the Southern California area. The Mesa College GIS program provides a comprehensive curriculum and prepares students to immediately enter the workforce. Students are required to complete internships during the course of their studies, providing them with the experience needed, combined with their education, to gain employment as a GIS technician.

For more information on the Mesa College GIS program, courses, or career opportunities, contact the Business and Technology School at (619) 388-2803.

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