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Geographic Information System (GIS)

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GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM  (GIS) - Objective

INTRODUCTION

The program objective is to certify a student's satisfactory completion of a series of courses designed for professional GIS training and education at Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. GIS is becoming increasingly important as a cost-effective means of data analysis and presentation in a wide range of specialties. GIS is also a necessary tool in a decision-making process for strategic planning and location selection. In addition to Environmental professionals, GIS is also used by politicians, public health officials, regional planners, first responders, business marketing professionals, and many others. According to CNN Money 2013 survey, GIS specialist was ranked as the 85th American Best Jobs with average salary of $53,400 and 22.1% job growth rate for the next ten year. Since 2002, 67 graduates have been awarded with the GIS Certificate from The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. They are currently playing important roles in the GIS field of the nation, especially in New Jersey.

Who Should Participate:

  • Professional Environmental Engineers
  • Professional Planners
  • Land Surveyors
  • Environmental Consultants
  • Geographers and Anthropologists
  • Public Health Officers
  • Business Management and Marketing Personnel
  • Emergency Management Officers
  • Educators
  • Computer Mapping and Graphics Design Professionals
  • Anyone interested in the new technologies

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