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Modern technology meets map creation

Break into STEM with a degree all about analyzing geographic data, using drones and other tech to survey land, and transfer these skills directly into a career after graduation. We're partners with the Geospatial Technology Center of Excellence educating our students based on true industry standards. 

What You'll Learn

Pilot and operate drones with mapping technology and analyze data collected in the field.

We'll focus on developing your geography and map-making skills and teach you how to gather data with drones and critically evaluate it.

This program is a great STEM option for those that love technology and creativity but are not as strong in heavy math theory.

Check out the courses you'll take!

Where You'll Go

Immediately start your career as a G.I.S. technician, surveying or mapping technician, or UAV (drone) pilot.

Spend your days getting intimate knowledge of the landscape, translating that into a map of your creation, and using that info to inform environmental decisions.

Our local industry partners National Grid, C&S Companies, Ramboll, SRC, DroneSeed, and Northeast UAS Airspace Integration Research (NUAIR), are dedicated to providing mentorship, internships, and job opportunities. 

Grant Information 

Typical Salary

5 years after graduating

$55,000

Popular careers, growth potential, and regional demand for for the past 12 months.
Career 10-year growth potential Regional Demand
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technician (not available) Low (emerging industry)

Real Data from Central New York

  • Data reflect previous twelve-month period in the Syracuse Metropolitan Area and surrounding five-county Central New York region.
  • Salary gathered from SUNY Graduate Wages (data source: NYS Unemployment Insurance) unless otherwise indicated. 
  • Demand is determined by the number of job postings in the region over the past twelve months. 
  • Occupational growth potential gathered from Burning Glass.   
If you want to take your degree to the next level, you can transfer these credits to a four-year school like SUNY Cortland and their GIS program.