The GIS Technology program at Brookhaven will prepares students for a career in a high-growth industry, especially for those on an engineering path. Our faculty draw on their knowledge and experience to ensure student success.
Brookhaven College is the site of the Brookhaven College Geotechnology Institute, built in 1999 through a cooperative partnership between the college, geotechnical professional societies and the local oil and gas community. The facility houses the GIS program and also includes:
Map a pathway to opportunity with the skills employers need in the high-tech field of geographic information technology. GIS uses specialized computer systems to collect and define data and patterns to predict local and global trends that affect our society and the world around us. GIS is a powerful tool; it creates efficiency, improves decision-making, manages complex data and solves problems in real time.
GIS specialists engage in a wide range of duties. They:
Some of the career pathways and fields include:
Geospatial technologies impact nearly all major job sectors and the total market is growing at an annual rate of almost 35 percent. The job market for GIS is expected to grow at a rate of 20 percent through 2022, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The Brookhaven College GIS program has received several awards since its inception, including:
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