The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts GIS occupations will see growth rates ranging from 16% to 25% for GIS Mapping Technicians between 2010 & 2020. Geospatial technology (GST) includes geographic information systems (GIS), remote sensing (RS), Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and surveying, and is taught in courses at the Rio Hondo College using curriculum guided by advisory boards and professionals in GIS for practical and applied users in most disciplines.
GIS is a horizontal technology as reflective of our students including LAPD, County Sheriff to local fire, Department of Health, Public Works, Parks and Recreation to Education, Assessor, Children Services and many local cities.
Rio Hondo College’s GIS Program started in 2000 with over 350 students (many professionals) in attendance annually with 50 California state GIS Certificate of Achievement awarded in 2018 – 2019. The Associate Degree for GIS was started fall 2019. The CA state approved program offers online convenient scheduled courses at community college fees for working professionals. Please contact us or visit www.riohondo.edu/gis for more information.
As a Geographer, Tamara studies how human populations impact the landscape over time. Her work is critically important to help city planners and water resource managers make decisions that impact the lives of millions of people.
GIS Developer / Drone Pilot
The future of farming has taken flight! See how this GIS developer uses drone footage to map and analyze data for agricultural purposes. He pilots drone too!
GIS Agricultural Analyst
By 2050, 9 BILLION people will live on Earth. How will farmers produce enough crops? With GIS technology and sustainable farming methods. Watch!
The National Climatic Data Center keeps the world’s largest climate data archive, and provides climatological analysis to every sector of the economy. Do not miss this incredible job shadowing experience!
Even Christopher Columbus would be surprised to discover the profound impact technology has had on geography. Ingrid Bruce demonstrates in 3-D how GIS technology takes maps into a new dimension.