The geospatial job and industry market is growing at 35 percent per year, and the commercial sector of the GIS industry grew by 100 percent last year. From the petroleum and shipping industries to consumer-fed apps on Smart Phones, GIS is a growing economic force in the world. We're excited to offer this program for the students who will be the workforce and industry leaders of the future.
– Fran Harvey, Founder and Director of GGI
Wondering if GIS is right for you?
For Students - Do you like looking a maps, aerial photographs or satellite images? Do you want to work in a field where there is something interesting to learn every day? GIS professionals are problem-solvers who like applying technology to new fields. If you are ready to work with state-of-the-art technology to learn how to visualize data rather than read numbers and charts, GIS is for you!
For Parents - Our graduates will receive hands-on, current training for careers today and for the future. We teach our students real skills for real jobs and have a list of industry partners (link) who want to work with our students as interns and hire them.
For Educators – You are an important part of your students’ success and one of our biggest resources. We want you to empower you to help us teach our Louisiana students the skills they need to secure high paying career jobs, to become global citizens and industry leaders. If you are curious about how GIS can help your students learn problem-based learning, contact us today. At GGI, we also offer courses in professional development for educators and education influencers.
ABOUT THE COURSE: The GIS course strives to give theoretical and technical training to students who are interested in pursuing an exciting and rewarding career in this ever-growing field.
The GIS Entry Level I Course is the only industry accredited program in Louisiana. The course is for 2 semesters at $ 375 per semester for a total of $750.00. Upon completion of the course, an additional exam fee of $225.00 will be paid directly to Pearson.