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Campus: Larimer Campus

Natural Resources Geographic Information Systems GIS Certificate

My Academic Plan

Courses are displayed to show the fastest path to your certificate and should be completed in the order listed. If you are unable to complete all courses listed in a semester, complete as many courses in this sequence as your schedule allows. If you have questions or concerns about your MAP, please see your Pathways Advisor.

Program Description

This program is designed for students wanting to complete a one-year (two semester) Certificate in Natural Resources Geographic Information Systems and enter the workforce. Students explore GIS applications, remote sensing, spatial principles and problem solving skills. This certificate program introduces students to basic and advanced analytical tools as they develop skills in spatial problem solving. This program prepares students for entry-level careers in natural resources and GIS-related settings.

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First Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits
GIS 101Introduction to Geographic Information Systems


ELECTIVE Any Natural Resources GIS Certificate Elective*


Total Credit Hours:6

Second Semester

Course NumberTitleCredits


Total Credit Hours:3

Total Credit Hours: 9

Important Program Notes:

*Natural Resources (NRE) Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Certificate Elective: You may select courses from the following: Any AQT course, BIO 105, BIO 111, BIO 112, BIO 221, BIO 222, CHE 101, CHE 111, CHE 112, CHE 205, ENV 101, FSW 100, FSW 101, FSW 143, GEY 111, GIS 210, GIS 212, HLT 101, HLT 211, HLT 240, OUT 156, OUT 157, OUT 158, REC 210, REC 211, REC 212, or any NRE course.