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Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technology Certificate

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Unleash the power of location with a GIS certificate from Clackamas Community College 

The world is increasingly driven by data, and location plays a critical role in understanding and leveraging that data. Clackamas Community College's Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technology Certificate program equips you with the skills and knowledge to become a valuable asset in this dynamic field. 

More than just maps, GIS is a powerful tool used in a wide range of industries, including: 

  • Environmental science: Analyze natural resources, monitor conservation efforts and assess environmental impact. 
  • Urban planning: Design sustainable cities, manage infrastructure and optimize public services. 
  • Emergency management: Respond to disasters effectively, map evacuation routes and coordinate relief efforts. 
  • Business intelligence: Gain insights from location data to make informed decisions, hone marketing strategies and improve customer service. 

Don't just navigate the world – shape it!  

Launch your career in geospatial technology with Clackamas Community College's GIS Certificate program. 

For detailed description and outcomes for this program, view the course catalog.

Required classes for the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technology Certificate

Job Outlook

Demand is rising for skilled GIS professionals 

A promising job outlook awaits skilled GIS professionals, with rising demand across various sectors such as environmental sciences, urban planning and development, emergency management, natural resource management, utilities, infrastructure and more. 

For more information on career opportunities for this program, view the course catalog.

Develop in-demand skills for a promising career 

Upon successful completion of this program, you should:

  • Understand industry-standard ArcGIS software: Create high-quality digital maps, analyze spatial data and design effective cartographic representations. 
  • Become proficient in advanced geodatabase management: Learn to structure and organize complex spatial data for efficient retrieval and analysis. 
  • Harness the power of remote sensing and data collection: Use drones, GPS and other technologies to gather valuable geospatial information. 
  • Gain practical experience in the field: Apply your skills in real-world scenarios, practicing your understanding and building confidence. 
  • Solidify your foundation in programming: Use Python scripting to automate tasks and enhance your GIS workflow.

Become a GIS professional with a strong foundation in the most sought-after skills. Enroll in our GIS Certificate program today!

For more information on the expected outcomes of successfully completing this program, view the course catalog.

Investing in your future

Clackamas Community College offers some of the lowest tuition rates in the Portland metro area. To begin building the cost for your program, you can start with the base estimate below. 

This estimate includes the cost of tuition and the general fees applied per class and per academic term. This estimate does not include additional fees required for many courses or the cost of course materials. Contact the program to learn more about additional costs that may apply. 

You can also find more information about the costs of attending CCC on the Tuition and Fees page.

Get help paying for college

Scholarships and grants (free money!) are available for students in this program. For help with financial aid and scholarships, contact the Financial Aid Resource Lab.  


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