Earn an Associate of Science Degree for Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

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What is GIS?

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.

About Our Program

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.  A new  Associate Degree for GIS (fall 2019) is now offered. The CA state approved program offers convenient scheduled courses at community college fees for working professionals. Please contact us or visit http://riohondo.edu/gis for more information.

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