The Geography/Geographic Information Systems (GIS) A.S. Program is designed to provide individuals with a background in geography, spatial processes, mapping techniques, and the ability to manage and utilize geographic information as a planning and decision-making tool. Students will develop a sound approach to geographic inquiry and analysis and have the opportunity to explore the diverse political, economic, social and environmental interrelationships at local, regional and global scales. Embedded in this interdisciplinary science is a focus on the technical components of mapping, cartographic analysis and production, and the use of state of the art GIS, global positioning systems, and remote sensing software for advanced level data acquisition, integration and spatial analysis. Students may apply for an internship and find themselves working on real world projects with community organizations. The program maintains an articulation agreement with Bemidji State University which facilitates the transfer of ICC credits and allows ample time (up to one year) for students to earn additional elective credits in the form of minors/specializations while working toward the B.A/B.S. degree in Geography at BSU.