Geographic Information Systems

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

GIS is a computer technology that uses a geographic information system as an analytic framework for managing and integrating data; solving a problem; or understanding a past, present, or future situation.

Why Geography?

Geography is a serious discipline with multibillion dollar implications for businesses and governments. Choosing sites, targeting market segments, planning distribution networks, responding to emergencies, or redrawing country boundaries – all of these problems involve questions of geography.

What Can You Do With GIS?

  • Map where things are
  • Map quantities
  • Map densities
  • Find what’s happening inside a specific area
  • Find what’s nearby
  • Map changes in an area to anticipate future conditions, decide on a course of action
  • Evaluate the results of an action or policy

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Dr. Church to Retire after Leading LCCC for Three Decades

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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
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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.