Geographic Information Technology


As a Geographic Information Technology student, you will have the opportunity to study Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and related geospatial technologies, including satellite-based mapping systems, remote sensing, land surveying. The program focuses on practical, lab-based applications for both the certificate and degree.

Degrees & Certificates

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Note: Some jobs require education or training beyond the CNM degree/certificate.

Program Information

The Geographic Information Technology (GIT) Degree program offers a rigorous curriculum in geospatial technology, encompassing the areas of GIS, survey, remote sensing, database, and programming. Our curriculum and instructors focus on providing practical, lab-based learning experiences so that you are prepared to work in the geospatial industry or continue on to four-year or graduate programs.

It is critical to meet with an advisor to design your academic schedule as some courses may be offered only in certain terms. Meet with an advisor for more information and to help plan your classes. 

Employment Opportunities 

The geospatial industry is an emerging industry with high-growth potential. GIS and related software and technologies are commonly used by numerous government and private organizations, and there is a wide range of fields graduates can enter,  including land survey, environmental, and land management.

Career and Job Placement provides many useful tools and links to learn more about the careers you might consider with each of our degrees. Explore your future career in the field of Geographic Information Technology today. For more details about a career in GIT, visit the GIS Lounge.

Students in the Field

Image of CNM Students at the Clayton Lake Tracksite

Clayton Lake Tracksite

CNM Geographic Information Technology students traveled to Clayton Lake to help document, map, and model one of the largest dinosaur tracksites in the U.S. Learn more about their role in the project or learn more about the Clayton Lake Tracksite project itself. 

Related Information

The School of Math, Science & Engineering 

The vision of the School of Math, Science & Engineering is to provide a strong academic curriculum in support of students pursuing certificate programs or associate degrees, or who plan to transfer to four-year and graduate colleges and universities. 

Academic Links

  • CNM is dedicated to providing high-quality, affordable education. Learn more about Scholarships for CNM students that can help you fund your education.
  • Do you need help with your Geographic Information Technology coursework? The Learning and Computer Center (TLCc) provides tutoring and computer labs to CNM students and the community as they realize their educational goals.