Geographic Information Science Employment Concentration

This Employment Concentration Certificate will prove the student’s ability to work in the GIS industry, helping the student applying for jobs related to the mentioned industry, while continuing further coursework toward a full certificate or degree.


Design Your Future!

Begin by exploring MSJC program maps to find a career or transfer opportunities.  Program maps show the recommended sequence of courses that lead to graduation or transfer. The maps were developed by program experts to give you the skills and knowledge you need to succeed.    

  • Starting in Spring? Choose Fall Semester 1 courses.   
  • Are you a part-time student?  Start Fall Semester 1 courses and follow the course sequence.
Plan of Study Grid
Fall Semester 1Units
GEOG-582/583 Programming for GIS (formerly GEOG-082) 3
GEOG-584/585/586 Water Management with GIS (formerly GEOG-084) 3
Spring Semester 1
GEOG-549 Cooperative Work Experience: Geographic Information Science (formerly GEOG-149) 3
 Total Units9
Course Title Credits
Required Courses
Select 6 units of the following:6
Cooperative Work Experience: Geographic Information Science (formerly GEOG-149)
Programming for GIS (formerly GEOG-082)
Spatial Database Design and Management (formerly GEOG-083)
Water Management with GIS (formerly GEOG-084)
GIS for Catastrophes (formerly GEOG-085)
GIS for Web Applications (formerly GEOG-086)
Total Units6

Discover information about careers that interest you!

  1. Take a Career Quiz to learn about yourself and receive career suggestions based on your interests. 
  2. Search available in-demand jobs in your career areas of interest and find up-to-date salaries and education requirements. 
  3. Find the MSJC Program that connects your interests to a career.

Note: There are no guaranteed positions for students completing these programs. Education and work experience required will vary by employer. The salary and benefits for specific occupations will be dependent on work experience, education, background, and employer.