Learn GIS Skills in a Real-World Environment
Unique hands-on experiences will strengthen your skill set
Colorado Mountain College’s GIS program combines field and classroom work to provide in-depth, practical experience using GIS tools.
You’ll get ample data-collection experience in the field, using Garmin and Trimble GPS hardware, and learn how to integrate that information with existing GIS data using state-of-the-art software.
- Students will learn mapping and spatial analysis skills with ESRI’s ArcGIS, the dominant software in the GIS industry.
- For data collection and post-processing, you’ll use industry-standard Trimble software tools.
- You will also have access to ESRI’s Virtual Campus for online tutorials, practical labs and independent course work.
You will work with a wide variety of information, including natural resource, transportation, demographic and planning data.
Students pursuing the GIS certificate will complete working internships in the GIS field or GPS data-collection projects. CMC partners with local conservation organizations, community groups, and government agencies to create internship and project opportunities.