Skip to main Content

Geography/Geographic Information System (GIS)

at Itasca Community College

Program Details

  • Award: Associate in Science
  • Credits: 60
  • Delivery: Face-to-face where some online courses may be available or required.
  • WIA Certified

About this Program

The Geography/Geographic Information Systems (GIS) A.S. Program is designed to provide individuals with a background in geography, spatial processes, mapping techniques, and the ability to manage and utilize geographic information as a planning and decision-making tool. Students will develop a sound approach to geographic inquiry and analysis and have the opportunity to explore the diverse political, economic, social and environmental interrelationships at local, regional and global scales. Embedded in this interdisciplinary science is a focus on the technical components of mapping, cartographic analysis and production, and the use of state of the art GIS, global positioning systems, and remote sensing software for advanced level data acquisition, integration and spatial analysis. Students may apply for an internship and find themselves working on real world projects with community organizations. The program maintains an articulation agreement with Bemidji State University which facilitates the transfer of ICC credits and allows ample time (up to one year) for students to earn additional elective credits in the form of minors/specializations while working toward the B.A/B.S. degree in Geography at BSU.

Program Locations

  • Itasca Community College 55744

Labor Market Information

  • Cartographers and Photogrammetrists

  • Median wage: $28.56/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Average
Powered by iSeek
Itasca Community College
Itasca Community College
1851 E. Highway 169 Grand Rapids, MN 55744 Toll-Free: (800) 996-6422 Local: (218) 322-2340 TTY: (218) 322-2438 Email: