GIS stands for Geo-spatial Information
Systems. GIS is a series of software
programs designed to perform
analysis of spatial data and produce
information about that data in
the form of cartographic maps.
Spatial Data GIS Information / Maps
INPUT Software OUTPUT
Information… and sometimes evidence and knowledge… are
increasingly available on the internet. Where to find that
information, how to analyze it, and how to assess its quality are of
the utmost importance. GIS plays a critical role in that
MATC and GIS
Milwaukee Area Technical College
currently offers a
Certificate of Completion in GIS.
Students can earn their Certificate by
enrolling and completing the following
Natural Science courses:
Natsci 251: Introduction to GIS I. 3 Credits. An
introduction to ArcGIS software and Cartographic Principles.
Natsci 252: GIS II: Spatial Analyst. 3 Credits. An
introduction to the various techniques used in spatial analysis.
Natsci 253: GIS III: 3-D Analyst, Geostatistics,
and Geodatabases. 3 Credits. An introduction to 3-D
Analyst, Geostatistical Analyst, Geodatabases and GPS
instrumentation and data collection.
For more information, contact Dr. Wayne Schlipp, MATC, 297-