Geographic Information Systems

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) - Not Offered This Year

Short-Term Technical Certificate - Curriculum Code 5004

This short term technical certificate will provide students preparation for work in geographic information systems venues.  This certificate provides practical hands-on experiences that can transfer to the workplace. Student entry into the certificate program presumes computer literacy is adequate  to be successful in the required courses and lab experiences. Lorain County Community College has articulation agreements with colleges and universities including programs offered by Lorain County Community College's University Partnership.

For more information about this certificate, please contact Michael Substelny at 440-366-7084 or

Fall Semester
GPHY 151 Human Geography 3

URBS 151

Introduction to Urban Studies 3
GPHY 112 Introduction to GIS> 3
URBS 250 Urban Spatial Systems<


SDEV 101 College 101 ^ 1
Spring Semester
GPHY 111 Introduction to Cartography 3
GPHY 113 Advanced GIS>


URBS 121 Quantitative Methods>


URBS 122 Report Writing


Total Semester Credit Hours   27

  1. > Indicates that this course requires a prerequisite.
  2. < Indicates that this course has a corequisite. 
  3. ^ A student must register for the orientation course when enrolling for more than six credit hours per semester or any course that would result in an accumulation of 13 or more credit hours.

Established   May 2005
Revised        March 2013

Effective       August 2013

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October is Manufacturing Month

This series of activities for high school students through adults showcases the importance of manufacturing in Lorain County.

Events include:
  • OH Makes@LCCC Conference
  • Think Manufacturing Student Expo
  • Mechatronics Information Session
  • "What Makes What in Lorain County
Click here for a complete list of events. 

Canvas Has Replaced ANGEL

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Earn College Credit for Your Experience

Your professional, military or volunteer experience in an applied area may make you eligible to receive college credit. Click here to learn more.   


Students can save up to 80 percent on the cost of a traditional college degree. Click here to learn more.  

MyTuition Guarantee

LCCC students now have the opportunity to participate in the MyTuition Guarantee. This new program holds tuition and fee rates for students registering in fall 2014, spring 2015, or fall 2015 for up to three years or until the completion of a degree, whichever comes first.
Click here to learn more and to complete the Completion Pledge.