Geographic Information Science (A.S.)

The Associate of Science (A.S.) degree in Geographic Information Science (GIS) program teaches students the theory and applications of Geographic Information Systems (GIS). GIS is used to capture, manage, analyze, and display spatial information. For example, GIS is used to find out the direction and location for traveling, such as Google Map, Google Earth, and global positioning system (GPS).


The program will prepare you for entry-level positions in the GIS field. Many businesses, local governments, and scientific organizations currently utilize GIS to enhance their productivity and increase their ability to compete in the marketplace.
Some job titles in GIS are GIS Technician, GIS Developer, GIS System Engineer, GIS Map Drafter, GIS Specialist and GIS Programmer

Transfer Options

The curriculum also facilitates transfer to a senior college, such as Hunter College, with 60 credits towards the Bachelors of Arts (B.A.) degree in Geography with a concentration in GIS. The program offers internship opportunities in a variety of sectors utilizing GIS and prepares them for the careers

Academic Program Maps

Required Common Core

Flexible Core3

Program Curriculum

Database Systems I
GEO 241
Population Geography
CED 201
Career Planning
CED 325
GIS Internship
General Elective5
Total Curriculum Requirements
Total Program Requirements


1. Students are required to take MAT 206.

2. Students are required to take GLY 210.

3. No more than two courses in any discipline or interdisciplinary field can be used to satisfy Flexible Core requirements.

4. Students are required to take CSC 110.

5. These credits can be satisfied by taking STEM variants in the Common Core.

Computer Information Systems Dept.

Fiterman Hall, Room F-0930
New York, NY 10007
Phone: (212) 220-1476

Hours of Operation:
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m