Rio Hondo College GIS
Summer & Fall 2017 Semester Registration now open
Rio Hondo College's GIS Program offers a CA Certificate of Achievement for Geographic Information Systems (GIS). The CA state approved program offers convenient scheduled courses at community college fees for working professionals. Classrooms, and curriculum are developed with input from local GIS industry leaders. Students can transfer courses to 4 year institutions. Several courses are offered in the fall and spring. Introduction to GIS is offered during the summer with field trip to Esri International Conference.
Courses are located on Rio Hondo College campus, conveniently located in Whittier within view of Los Angeles at the intersection of the 605 and 60 freeway. Additional courses are located at Los Angeles County Department of Public Works in Alhambra.
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Whittier | California
What is GIS?
The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts GIS occupations will see growth rates ranging from 16% to 25% for GIS Mapping Technicians between 2010 & 2020. Geospatial technology (GST) includes geographic information systems (GIS), remote sensing (RS), Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and surveying, and is taught in courses at the Rio Hondo College using curriculum guided by advisory boards and professionals in GIS for practical and applied users in most disciplines.
GIS is a horizontal technology as reflective of our students including LAPD, County Sheriff to local fire, Department of Health, Public Works, Parks and Recreation to Education, Assessor, Children Services and many local cities. Courses are conveniently scheduled with low fees and easy to register with guidance on these pages. If you are on a mobile, note you can navigate the pages upper right