I polled my Senior high school students during our class time just now with your question. They unanimously stated "No, a college degree is not needed." However, many of them indicated that a certification or training would be helpful to properly develop the skills in GIS and provide further opportunity for GIS application. My Senior class is 28 students who have been using GIS in our classroom for the past four years, throughout their high school experience. While most are college-bound, some are heading to trade programs in the Fall. All have been impacted by virtual and hybrid learning this year with COVID, and student adaptation amid change has been amazing. Our use of GIS in our classroom has greatly enhanced our learning experiences this year, despite COVID.
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