Jul 03, 2022  
2019-2020 Lane Community College Catalog 
2019-2020 Lane Community College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Geographic Information Science, Certificate of Completion

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Total Program Credits: 12

Total Program Prerequisites (recommended): 4-8 credits

Estimated Program Length: Three terms

Offered by the Social Science  Division, 541.463.5427

Certificate of Completion Requirements  

Program Coordinator Lynn Songer, songerl@lanecc.edu, 541.463.5493

Dean Philip Martinez

Purpose The GIS certificate provides 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.

Learning Outcomes The student who successfully completes all Geographic Information Science requirements will:

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

Accreditation Endorsed by the National GEO Tech Center of Excellence.

Advising  Andi Graham Academic Advisor or Ben Fisher Academic Advisor  can be reached at socsci-llcprograms@lanecc.edu

Job Openings and Wages Projected through 2022

Surveying & Mapping Technicians
Lane County openings current number 12 annually
Statewide openings current number 110 annually

Cartographers & Photogrammetrists
Lane County openings no data available
Statewide openings current number 63

Surveying & Mapping Technicians
Lane County average hourly $20.90 average annual $43,460
Oregon average hourly $25.30 average annual $52,604

Cartographers & Photogrammetrists
Lane County average hourly $33.46 average annual $69,592
Oregon average hourly $29.16 average annual $60,653

Estimated Program Cost 

Books   $200
Program Specific Fees   $105
Resident Tuition and General Student Fees   $1,520
  Total Estimated Cost $1,825

*Course fees may change during the year. See the online credit class schedule for fees assigned to courses.

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.

Recommended Prerequisites

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. P/NP is not accepted. GIS 246 must be completed with a letter grade of B or better. P/NP not accepted.

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