Interested in learning Geographic Information Systems (GIS)? Austin Community College (ACC) offers 10 GIS courses, two GIS certificates and an Associate of Applied Science degree.

Classroom

Take advantage of hands-on professional instruction during lecture and lab at our ACC Northridge, Riverside, and Highland Campuses.

Hybrid

Personal instruction with online flexibility - hybrid courses combine our classroom and online experience by pairing a weekly on-campus class with online instruction.

Online

Can't make it to campus? No problem. We offer our GIS Level I Certificate to all Texans via flexible online courses that allow you to focus on the curriculum, not the commute.

Courses

Our program starts with basic principles and techniques of GIS then progresses through GIS projects and performing sophisticated analyses. Click to view our AAS, Level 1 and Level 2 program maps.

Faculty

Our GIS Faculty are GIS Professionals with real world experience in several industries.

Support

Our tutors and computer labs are a great educational resource for students.

Committee

Our program and curriculum are shaped by Austin's GIS leaders.

Software

Each GIS course teaches the GIS technology professionals use.

Careers

Our graduates work for a diverse group of public and private sector employers.

Learn GIS

Take our GISC 1411 Intro to GIS and GISC 2420 Intermediate GIS courses and master basic geospatial concepts and analyses using ESRI’s ArcGIS Desktop. Apply credit from these courses toward a GIS Certificate or Degree. Approximately $350 per course for students with in-district residency.

GIS Level I Certificate

Complete our 1-year workforce certificate designed for:

  • New students seeking skills they need for an entry level GIS Tech job; or

  • Existing GIS professionals seeking to update or expand their skills

GIS Level I Courses:

  1. GISC 1411 Intro to GIS

  2. GISC 1479 Intro to Geospatial Data

  3. GISC 1491 Intro to Map Design and Use

  4. GISC 2420 Intermediate GIS

  5. GISC 2401 Data Acquisition and Analysis

  6. GISC 2164 Capstone

Approximately $1,700 for students with in-district residency. See our program map for more information.

GIS Level II Certificate

Complete our 2-year workforce certificate designed for:

  • New students seeking skills they need for an entry level GIS Analyst job; or

  • Existing GIS professionals seeking to update or expand their skills

All GIS Level I Courses, plus these GIS Level II Courses:

  1. GISC 2250 Scripting for GIS

  2. GISC 2231 Advanced Problems in GIS

  3. GISC 1421 Intro to Raster-Based GIS

  4. GISC 2435 Programming for GIS

  5. GISC 2459 Web-Served GIS

  6. Elective1

Approximately $3,400 for students with in-district residency. See our program map for more information.

1 One of the following: COSC 1336 Programming Fundamentals, DFTG 1405 Intro to Technical Drafting, ENGL 2311 Technical & Business Writing, GEOG 1301 Intro to Physical Geography, or SRVY 1301 Intro to Surveying.

Associate of Applied Science

Complete our 2-year workforce degree designed for:

  • New students seeking skills they need for an entry level GIS job; and

  • Students wanting to transfer 30% of their course credit to a 4-year public college or university in Texas

All GIS Level I and Level II Courses, plus these Core Curriculum Courses:

  1. ENGL 1301 English Composition I

  2. GEOG 1301 Introduction to Physical Geography

  3. ENGL 2311 Technical and Business Writing

  4. PHIL 2306 Ethics

  5. MATH 1342 Elementary Statistics

  6. SPCH 1311 Introduction to Speech Communication

Approximately $5,440 for students with in-district residency. See our program map for more information.

Contacts

Sean Moran, GIS Department Chair at smoran@austincc.edu

Sally Holl, GIS Associate Professor at sally.holl@austincc.edu

Stephanie Long, GIS Associate Professor at stephanie.long@austincc.edu

Jennifer Black, Program Assistant, GIS Department at jennifer.black@austincc.edu

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