GIS Technician Certificate Program

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are one type of geospatial technology that offers a radically different way to produce and use “maps” to manage communities and industries. GIS is a computerized database management system for capture, store, retrieve, analyze and display of geographic information. Geographic Information Systems technicians assist scientists, engineer and related professionals designing or preparing graphic representations of GIS data, using GIS hardware and software applications, as well as analyzing GIS data to identify spatial relationships or display results of analysis using maps, graphs, or tabular data.
Primary Material Type:
Online Course
Other Material Types:
Southeast Community College
Project Name:
Mapping New Careers in Geospatial Technologies
GIS Technician, Certificate, Geographic Information Systems

Industry / Occupation

Industry Partner:
Lancaster County GIS, City of Lincoln GIS, State of Nebraska GIS, All three partners assisted with program design, strategies and goals, identifying necessary skills and competencies and hired qualified program certificate completers.
Industry Sector:
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services (54)
Computer and Mathematical Occupations (15-0000)

Education / Instructional Information

Instructional Program:
Social Sciences (45)
Credit Type:
  • Credit
Credential Type:
  • Certificate
  • Stacked/Latticed Credential Model
Educational Level of Materials:
  • 1st year Community College or equivalent
Time Required:
15 months
English (United States)
Interactivity Type:
Mix of Active and Presentation.
Quality Rubric:
Quality Note:
Custom rubric used to ensure quality based on the Seven Principles for Good Teaching Practice (Chickering and Gamson). The document has been uploaded in the file section.
Quality of Subject Matter was assured by:
  • Consultations during development of instructional materials
  • Participation as an ongoing member of team developing the instructional materials
  • Conducting an evaluation of the instructional materials and providing a report
  • SME Quality Report is posted in Skills Commons
Quality of Online/Hybrid Course Design assured by:
  • Custom Quality Rubric
  • Expertise of Project's Instructional Designers
Course Note:
Geographic Information Systems Technician Certificate
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