Hudson County Community College Schedules Information Session for Programs in Geographic Information Systems and Gateway Certificate Program in Homeland Security - Open House Scheduled for January 23

Posted: 1/15/2013
Jennifer Christopher, 201-360-4060

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 Security programs.

 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.