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Geographic Information Systems Certificate Program

The Geographic Information Systems (GIS) certificate program is a new technology that has applications in many fields. Successful completion of this program will prepare the student to use this new technology in his/her chosen area of specialization. GIS is an innovative way to organize large amounts of data by geographic area and to present the information in map (spatial) form. Many business organizations and governmental entities are requesting that their employees be trained in this field.



Curriculum changes as industry standards transform. Please refer to the Saddleback College Catalog website as the following requirements may have changed since this webpage was published.

Course ID Title Units
CIM 2A  Business Programming I: Visual Basic 3
DR 50*/ARCH 50*  Introduction to Computer-Aided Drafting 3
GIS 110*/GEOG 110*  Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) 2
GIS 211*/GEOG 211* Intermediate Geographic Information Systems (GIS) 2
GIS 212* Advanced Geographic Information Systems 2
GEOG 1 Physical Geography 3
GEOG 1L* Physical Geography Lab (Taken within one year of GEOG 1) 1
Select from Restricted Elective   3-4
Total Required Units 19-20

Restricted Elective

Course ID Title Units
ANTH 2  Cultural Anthropology 3
ANTH 9  Introduction to Archaeology 3
BUS 135  Introduction to Marketing 3
ENV 18  Introduction to Ecology 4
ENV 23/GEOL 23  Environmental Geology 4
GEOG 2  Cultural Geography 3
GEOG 3  World Regional Geography 3
GEOG 38  California Geography 3
GEOL 1  Introduction to Physical Geology 4
GEOL 3  Geology of California 3
*Course has a prerequisite, co-requisite, limitation, or recommended preparation; see course description in catalog.


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