Mar 28, 2023  
2022-2023 Lane Community College Catalog 
2022-2023 Lane Community College Catalog

Geographic Information Science, Certificate of Completion

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Length: 12 credits

Program Contacts

Estimated Cost: $2,342

  • Resident Tuition: $1590*
  • Technology Fee: $156
  • General Student Fees: $271**
  • On Line Course Fee:  $120 (if applicable)
  • Books/Course Materials: $100 (Some courses use Open Educational Resources (OER), which are free or low-cost materials.)
  • Program-Specific Fees: $105.00 (course fee)

Costs provided are estimates only. Learn more and view current tuition and fee information at

Resident tuition is based on all program requirements (general education, core, directed electives).

**General Student fees are paid once each term, depending on whether you are taking classes on Main Campus, or at one of the outreach centers or by distance learning. 

*** Any special info about program costs or expenses.

**** This is the total of all the differential fees attached to the courses in this program.

Note: Students must have a computer that runs a Windows 10 or newer operating system (PC or Mac with a dual boot). At minimum, the computer needs to have: CPU of 2.2 GHz; Hyper-threading (HHT) or Multi-core recommended, 8 GB ram. 6 GB disk space, and video graphics adapter with 64 MB RAM; 256 MB RAM or higher recommended. NVIDIA, ATI, and Intel chipsets supported.

Program Learning Outcomes

The purpose of this program is to provide students with the technical skills and geospatial content to employ geospatial information science (GIS) in support of their career and education goals in: science, business, resource management, public safety, and urban and regional planning. GIS 151 , GIS 245 , and GIS 246  transfer to many Oregon four-year colleges and support current graduates and working professionals as they update their technical skills. The GIS classes are required or directed elective in several degrees and transfer areas, such as: Computer Aided Design, Environmental Science, Programming, Criminal Justice, Unmanned Aerial Systems, General Science and Civil Engineering. This program is endorsed by the National GEO Tech Center of Excellence.

Students who complete this program will be able to:

PLO 1 - Collect and input data into a GIS system using: GPS, Digitizing, Geocoding
PLO 2 - Create, manage, and update spatial data
PLO 3 - Design and generate various cartographic products for planning or presentations
PLO 4 - Manage information in a GIS database
PLO 5 - Perform routine data analysis-buffer, query, union, intersect

Program Requirements

Recommended Prerequisites

Recommended Prerequisites must be completed with a letter grade of C- or better, or Pass.

Program Core Courses

GIS 151  and GIS 245  must be completed with a letter grade of C- or better. GIS 246  must be completed with a grade of B or better to earn this certificate. P/NP not accepted.


  • This program follows Certificate of Completion Requirements  unless otherwise specified.
  • Required software is designed to run on a PC with Windows operating system. For a MAC you will need to add a dual boot with Windows.

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