Geographic Information Systems, Graduate Certificate
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.
The Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Systems program offers hands-on training, seeking to give students the necessary skills and understanding to apply GIS competently and effectively. As a result of the certificate curriculum, students should be well versed in GIS theory, have practical hands-on exposure to GIS software and hardware, understand the representation of data in both mapped and tabular forms, and know how to plan and construct spatial databases.
The courses in this certificate program may be applied to the Master of Professional Studies in Geographic Information Technology.
Complete all courses and requirements listed below unless otherwise indicated.
|GIS 5101||Introduction to Geographic Information Systems||3|
|GIS 5102||Fundamentals of GIS Analysis||3|
|RMS 5105||Fundamentals of Remote Sensing||3|
|GIS 5201||Advanced Spatial Analysis||3|
|Complete two of the following:||6|
|Use and Applications of Free and Open-Source GIS Desktop Software|
|Planning a GIS Implementation|
|Business Applications of Geographic Information Systems|
|Healthcare Applications of Geographic Information Systems|
|Crisis Mapping for Humanitarian Action|
|Geospatial Analysis of Crime|
|GIS for Defense, Homeland Security, and Emergency Response|
Program Credit/GPA Requirements
18 total quarter hours required
Minimum 3.000 GPA required