Natural Resources Geographic Information Systems GIS Certificate

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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

GIS 1001Introduction to Geographic Information Systems


ELECTIVE Any Natural Resources GIS Certificate Elective*


Total Credit Hours:6

Second Semester

GIS 2010 or GIS 2012 Intermediate GIS (GIS 2010) or GIS Remote Sensing-Digital Image (GIS 2012)


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 1005, BIO 1111, BIO 1112, BIO 2121, BIO 2122, CHE 1011, CHE 1111, CHE 1112, CHE 2105, ENV 1111, FSW 1000, FSW 1001, FSW 1033, FSW 1043, GEY 1111, GIS 2010, GIS 2012, HLT 1101, HLT 2011, HLT 2140, OUT 1250, OUT 1255, OUT 1260, REC 2010, REC 2011, REC 2012, or any NRE course.