Back to Section Home

Academic Programs

BC Home > Curriculum > Academic Programs > Geographic Information Systems

Click on any course to see description.

Butte College 2016-2017 Catalog. Program details:

Geographic Information Systems

Career/Technical
Certificate in Geographic Information Systems

Geographic Information Systems Program
Christine Trolinger, Chair (530) 895-2301
Department Office: LRC 304 (530) 895-2471
Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378

About the Program
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is a type of computer program that collects, stores, manages, analyzes, and displays locational data, often with accompanying databases full of associated facts and figures. Geospatial data is critically important to a broad range of employment categories, from health care to marketing, natural resource management to urban design, and climate science to engineering. GIS is also a part of the ever expanding field of geospatial technology.
Note that some courses have a prerequisite (P), corequisite (C), or both (P/C). Prerequisites and corequisites are listed within each course description in that catalog.


Certificate in Geographic Information Systems 10 Units

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:
  • Create GIS datasets for use in maps, tables, and graphs.
  • Create, edit, and manipulate data, stored in proper format and with appropriate metadata.
  • Perform applicable and relevant analyses of GIS datasets.
  • Produce professional presentation of GIS results and provide results over a wide range of platforms.
  • Properly prepare students for ESRI Desktop GIS Certification exam.
Required courses for the certificate:

Butte College | 3536 Butte Campus Drive, Oroville CA 95965 | General Information (530) 895-2511

Back to Top