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Geography and GIS


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The Geosciences Department at American River College (ARC) includes geography, geology, and GIS courses that are currently taught by five full-time faculty and over ten adjunct faculty. The Geosciences Department is committed to working cooperatively with the professional GIS community to continue to build a relevant GIS program at ARC.

Phillip Renner served as our first GIS coordinator from the program's inception until spring 1999. In this capacity, Phil designed courses, campaigned for program funding, and established ARC's first GIS advisory committee. Our current GIS coordinator is Dr. Hugh Howard, professor of GIS and Geography. Hugh brings GIS education, program development, and lab management experience from San Francisco State University and Stanford University. Hugh is also coauthor of Thematic Cartography and Geovisualization, 3rd edition.

Our GIS adjunct professors hail from various governmental and private organizations, and are recognized as leaders in the greater Sacramento GIS community.


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