Associate of Applied Science in Geographic Information Systems
Columbus State Community College

Program Details

The use of decision-making spatial data and geographic locations continues to grow, and many businesses are seeking out professionals with skills and knowledge in GIS. The online AAS in GIS degree program from Columbus State Community College prepares students for careers in the diverse industries that use Geographic Information Systems.

Students learn how to use, edit, and make decisions using GIS systems. The curriculum additionally covers other areas useful to the business world, such as communication skills, math, and computer literacy. Graduates of this online geography degree can find employment in sectors including government, health care, construction, banking, land-use planning, transportation mapping and analysis, and emergency response. 

Courses cover topics such as:

  • Industrial Applications & Software 
  • Acquiring GIS Data 
  • Discrete Mathematics for Computing
  • Elements of Cartography 
  • Spatial Analysis

Learning Pace


% Online

100% Online

School Accreditation & Licensing

Columbus State Community College is accredited by:

Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

Program Requirements & Restrictions

Minimum Education

High School or Equivalent

Admission Tests

Placement Test

Application Requirements

Official College Transcript(s), Official High School Transcript/GED Score