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GIS Fundamentals Certificate

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The Geospatial Technology (GIS) Certificate: Fundamentals provides a curriculum based on a solid foundation in GIS concepts. Students enrolled in this certificate will learn the different forms of spatial data and their essential properties; ways spatial data can be used to investigate complex problems; principles and methods for collecting spatial data; principles of map design and effective cartographic communication; designing, creating and manipulating GIS databases and operating GPS technology.

This certificate is designed for students who have experience with computers and want to improve geospatial technology skills. If a student does not have prior computer proficiency, other coursework might be required to meet course pre-requisites.

Successful applicants for the certificate must have completed all courses listed below with at least a grade of C.

First Semester (Fall)

Subject Course Number Title Credit Hours
CIS 115 Intro to Programming and Logic 3
GIS 111 Introduction to GIS 3

Second Semester (Spring)

Subject Course Number Title Credit Hours
GIS 121 Georeferencing and Mapping 3
GIS 215 GIS Data Models 3

Total Credit Hours Required


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