Geography/Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Geography Program at Harper College

Careers in geospatial technologies are considered “Bright Outlook” careers and are projected to show above average growth, at 20%, through 2022.

The more you learn, the more you earn.

Employment growth is driven by the mainstream adoption of geographic technologies and the explosion of location based data that needs analysis and visualization. Careers include:

  • GIS Analyst
  • GIS Technicians
  • Geospatial Information Scientists and Technologists
  • Remote Sensing Technicians
  • Precision Agriculture Technicians

 Credit Certificate Program

Geospatial technology is a new and emerging occupation in a high growth industry. The GIS certificate has four core GIS courses. Experience hands-on learning with market-leading technology.

You will learn:

  • How GPS works and how to apply this technology to your field or interests
  • Data visualization and analytical techniques that use location information (geography) to increase performance (revenue, efficiency).
  • How to tell compelling digital stories with interactive maps. 

Transfer Option: Associate in Science Degree

Prepare to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a bachelor's degree: