The Geography Department offers transfer courses to four-year colleges in diverse academic disciplines such as Geography, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Earth Science, Environmental Science, Meteorology, Climatology, Natural Resource Management, Tourism and Recreation, Urban Planning, International Studies, Anthropology and related social sciences. Emphasis in advancing geographic literacy, global awareness and sustainability in the fields of physical and human geography; field study classes provide experiential and interpretive training. Additional technical courses provide expertise in the exciting and fast-growing field of GIS and GeoSpatial technologies. A skills certificate is offered in GIS.
Designed for students to gain a solid foundation in GIS theory and related technologies, such as GPS and remote sensing, used across disciplines for mapping purposes and spatial analysis. Sequence courses build upon each other to provide hands-on technical skills demanded of professional workforce, culminating with professional portfolio. Demand for interns and entry-level positions & technicians is strong provided students learn industry standard software, GPS skills, database management, mapping design, and chose optional courses, such as computer-aided design (CAD), graphic design, as well as participate in a GIS internship.