GIS Technology

Certificate of Proficiency

This program is designed to provide the student with the skills necessary to perform as an entry level GIS Technician/Analyst.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, successful students will have demonstrated the ability to apply their skills and knowledge in the following ways:
  1. Demonstrate sufficient skills to perform entry level work as a GIS Technician.
  2. Understand and apply basic GIS techniques and methods as required in the workplace.
  3. Design and create geospatial maps using GIS software.
  4. Perform basic database analysis using GIS software.


Newman, GrantEngineering 104360.475.7393
Raty, RonBusiness 211360.475.7389
Sanchez, PeterBusiness 207360.475.6552

Course List

Required CoursesCredits
CIS154Access for Professionals*4
ENGL&101English Composition I*5
GEOG&100Introduction to Geography5
GEOG260Earth from Space*5
OLRM220Human Relations in the Workplace3
TEC-D121Plane Surveying*4
TEC-D122Introduction to Legal Descriptions2
TEC-D150Introduction to GIS*4
TEC-D151Intermediate GIS with ArcView*4
TEC-D200Computer-Aided Design I*4
TEC-D217Computer-Aided Design II*4
TEC-D231Introduction to Civil Drafting*4
TEC-D2703D Analyst*2
TEC-D271Geodatabases for GIS*2
TEC-D272Geoprocessing with GIS*2
TEC-D273Map Projections in GIS*2
TEC-D274Natural Resource GIS*2
TEC-D275Spatial Analyst*2
Total Credits Required60

*See course description for prerequisite.

Source: 2013-2014 Olympic College Catalog, Gainful Employment 11/23/11