Get in on one of the nation’s top emerging high-tech industries: Check out the Geographic Information Systems Technology program offered by Brookhaven College.
Geographic information system (GIS) technology uses computers to get geographic data. It integrates the data into intelligent “super” maps. The data can then be used to create endless “what if” scenarios. The U.S. Department of Labor calls geospatial technology, which includes GIS, one of the nation’s three top emerging industries. (The others are nanotechnology and biotechnology.)
GIS is used in such fields as:
- Cartography (map making)
- Emergency management
- Environmental sciences and security
- Forest and range management
- Homeland security
- Medicine and health care
- Real estate development and appraisal
- Urban planning and development
- Water resources
Your education will be hands-on. For example, since November of 2009, our GIS students have had the opportunity to take field trips to a private island in Belize. There, they use GIS technology to map the coral reef — the second longest in the world behind Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.
Degree and Certificate Options
Our catalog provides detailed information about the courses we offer and the courses required for the following awards:
- Geographic Information Systems Specialist – Associate in Applied Sciences Degree
- Geographic Information Systems Technician Certificate
A High-Job-Growth Market
The geospatial market is growing at an annual rate of almost 35 percent. Its commercial subsection is expanding at a phenomenal rate of 100 percent each year. See a list of major GIS users and their applications.
If you have questions about the GIS program that aren’t answered on our website, please feel free to contact us.
Don’t wait — begin mapping your future today by learning GIS technology!