Nurturing the Source: Investing in a Community College GIS Curriculum
Track: Universities and Higher Education
Author(s): Kevin Sweeney
Proper education assumes an even larger role as the scope of the GIS professional's responsibilities expands. Community colleges, with input from GIS professionals, are well positioned to graduate students versed in both general GIS concepts and local GIS issues. This paper summarizes the collaborative efforts between government GIS administrators and Pima Community College in Tucson, Arizona, to develop a GIS certification program. As this paper demonstrates, such curriculum planning offers many potential benefits for both sides: valuable counsel and data sources for the community college and an educated labor pool and professional development opportunities for the participating GIS organizations.
Town of Marana
GIS-Development Services Administration
3696 W. Orange Grove Road
Tucson , AZ 85741