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Geographic Information Systems

Career Studies Certificate (C.S.C.)


To provide an introduction to the concepts of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and remote sensing components of Geospatial Technology. The curriculum provides applications of the technology to site development, business and security.

Program Requirements and Special Conditions

Students must meet JTCC admission requirements.

Program Curriculum

1st Semester Credits Standard Course Options
GIS 101 Introduction to Geospacial Technology 3  
CIV 171 Surveying I 3  
CAD 201 Computer Aided Drafting and Design 3  
Total Credits 9  
2nd Semester Credits Standard Course Options
Technical Electives 9 See Note 1.
Total Credits 9  
Total Credits For Program 18  

Notes and Additional Curriculum Options

  1. Recommended technical elective courses: GIS elective, ARC 221, CAD 202. Students should consult with their faculty advisor to determine the appropriate technical electives.

For additional information on this program, please contact the Division of Engineering, Business and Public Services: 804-706-5121 (Chester) or 804-594-1480 (Midlothian).

2015-2016 College Catalog & Student Handbook


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