What can I do with a GIS/GPS certificate?
A growing number of industries are recognizing GIS and GPS as an integral part of their job. The latest labor market report indicates that there is a viable job market for GIS and GPS and these technologies will continue to find increasing application across a broad array of businesses and industries.
Students who have earned a certificate in the GIS/GPS program are prepared for entry to intermediate level positions in the GIS/GPS field.
Jobs are listed under a variety of titles, including GIS/GPS technician, GIS/GPS specialist, spatial/GIS analyst, surveyor, GIS coordinator, GIS supervisor and GIS manager, among others.
When are classes offered?
GIS/GPS program courses are offered in the evening and not every class is available every semester. The DVC GIS/GPS laboratory is equipped with current industry-standard GIS and GPS hardware and software.
How long will it take to earn a certificate?
Generally, students take 18 to 24 months to complete the courses required for the certificate.
Where can I get more information?
Call the GIS/GPS department, 925-685-1230, ext. 2461/2719.