Geographic Information System Certificate

Geographic Information System CertificateLearn advanced technologies at your own time.

The GIS certificate is designed for individuals wishing to expand their knowledge and acquire cutting-edge skills in the emerging field of Geographic Information Systems.

The certificate's four-course sequence combines practical exercises on popular GIS software with theoretical concepts of geospatial sciences.

Concepts like: database systems, algorithms, raster and vector data, spatial data collection, remote sensing, GPS, data analysis, and GIS project management are studied. During the last course students perform research on one of the GIS fields of applications (e.g., homeland security and criminal justice, transportation, health care, natural resources, environmental science and nature protection, city and county management, utilities, and public administration). The certificate program allows the student to study around their own schedule, where and when it's most convenient for them.

Course Code Course Name Credit Hours
GISC 224 Principles of GIS (3+0) 3
GISC 282 Geographic Information Systems 2--3 cr. (3+0) 3
  Total Hours 6
Course Code Course Name Credit Hours
GISC 382 GIS data analysis and specialization--3 cr. (3+0) 3
GISC 414 Advanced topics in GIS--3 cr. (3+0) 3
  Total Hours 6