2024-2025 Catalog

Foundations of Geographic Information Systems 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 Academic Advisor.

Program Description

This program is designed for students wanting to complete a one-year (two semester) Certificate in Foundations of Geographic Information Systems and enter the workforce. Students explore GIS principles, global positioning systems, map communication, and databases. This certificate program also introduces students to geographic information systems and cartography. Students work with advanced analytical tools and develop skills in spatial problem solving. This program prepares the student for entry-level careers in a variety of GIS-related business settings.

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First Semester

GIS 1040Vector Based GIS


GIS 1010Intro to Cartography for GIS


Total Credit Hours:6

Second Semester

GIS 1031Global Positioning Sys for GIS


GIS 1050Relational Database Mgmt for GIS


Total Credit Hours:6

Total Credit Hours: 12