JERSEY CITY, N.J. / January 14, 2013 — Hudson County Community College’s Division of
Community Education is preparing to begin classes in its GIS (Geographic
Information Systems/Geospatial Technology) and Gateway Certificate in Homeland
The GIS Program includes hands-on
computer courses which provide competency with the mapping tool used in almost
every major industry. Students learn to turn complex information and real-time
events into multidimensional graphics that facilitate better security responses
and planning by honing their database skills and utilizing GIS software.
The five-course program in Homeland
Security will enable students to begin careers in Homeland Security immediately
upon completion, or transfer credit toward degree programs at Fairleigh
Dickinson University and Saint Peter’s University.
To provide detailed information
about the programs, the Division has scheduled a free information session on Wednesday,
January 23 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the College’s Culinary Arts
Institute/Conference Center, located at 161 Newkirk Street in Jersey City. Dom Elefante, GIS Program Administrator at
New Jersey Meadowlands Commission, will discuss Hudson County’s use of GIS
technology during Superstorm Sandy at the session.
For more information about these programs,
please call (201) 360-4256.