Apr 21, 2021  
2020-2021 Lane Community College Catalog 
2020-2021 Lane Community College Catalog

Geographic Information Science, Certificate of Completion

Length: 12 credits

Program Contacts

Estimated Cost: $1,825

  • Books/Course Materials - $200
  • Program-Specific Fees - $105
  • Resident Tuition and General Student Fees - $1,520

Tuition and fee estimates are based on the prior academic year's rates. Course tuition and fees may change during the year. Learn more and view updated tuition and fee information at www.lanecc.edu/esfs/credit-tuition.

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:

  • 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.

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.