Geographic Information Systems

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Why Geographic Information Technology?

The Geographic Information Systems Graduate Certificate gives students the necessary skills and understanding to apply GIS competently and effectively.

A Geographic Information System (GIS) combines layers of data to give needed information on specific locations. Such a system can map environmental sensitivities or geological features, or can report on how best to speed emergency personnel to an accident or crime scene. Current fields using GIS include healthcare, public safety, environmental management, transportation and operations technology, real estate, and public utilities. 

As a result of this certificate curriculum, students will be well versed in GIS theory, will have practical hands-on exposure to GIS software and hardware, will understand the representation of data in both mapped and tabular forms, and will know how to plan and construct spatial databases.


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Unique Features

  • Hands on training enhances competency of GIS software and hardware
  • Online format allows for already working professionals to conveniently enhance or advance their career in GIS
  • Courses in this certificate may be applied to the Master of Professional Studies in Geospatial Services

What you'll study

General Requirements

Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Systems General Requirements
GIS 5101 - Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
3.00
GIS 5102 - Fundamentals of GIS Analysis
3.00
RMS 5105 - Fundamentals of Remote Sensing
3.00
GIS 5201 - Advanced Spatial Analysis
3.00

Electives

Complete two of the following:

GIS 6320 - Use and Applications of Free and Open-Source GIS Desktop Software
3.00
GIS 6340 - GIS Customization
3.00
GIS 6350 - Planning a GIS Implementation
3.00
GIS 6360 - Spatial Databases
3.00
GIS 6370 - Internet-Based GIS
3.00
GIS 6385 - GIS/Cartography
3.00
GIS 6390 - Business Applications of Geographic Information Systems
3.00
GIS 6391 - Healthcare Applications of Geographic Information Systems
3.00
GIS 6394 - Crisis Mapping for Humanitarian Action
3.00
GIS 6395 - Geospatial Analysis of Crime
3.00
GIS 6396 - GIS for Defense, Homeland Security, and Emergency Response
3.00
RMS 6215 - Unmanned Aerial Systems for Geospatial Analysts
3.00

Did You Know?

80% of today’s data is accompanied by a location, creating a demand for professionals who can apply geospatial intelligence.

Stackable Certificate:

This certificate can stack into the Master's in Geographic Information Systems.

Average Time to Completion

1-1.5 Years

Commitment

Full-Time
Part-Time

Entry Terms

Fall
Spring
Summer
Winter