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 three semester Certificate in Geographic Information Systems and enter the workforce. Students explore the relationships of geographic information systems, cartography, global positioning systems, and database and project management. This certificate program prepares students for careers in assisting scientists, engineers, technologists, and other professionals in building, maintaining, modifying, and using GIS databases.

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First Semester

GIS 1040Vector Based GIS


GIS 1010Intro to Cartography for GIS


GIS 1050Relational Database Mgmt for GIS


Total Credit Hours:9

Second Semester

GIS 1031Global Positioning Sys for GIS


GIS 1065GIS Project Management


GIS 2005GIS Applications


GIS 2040Raster Based GIS


Total Credit Hours:12

Semester Note: Upon completion of GIS 1040, GIS 1010, GIS 1050, and GIS 1031, you should apply for the Foundations of Geographic Information Systems Certificate.

Third Semester

GIS 2011Spatial Data Modeling & Analysis for GIS


GIS 2035INT Remote Sensing/Image Analysis


Total Credit Hours:8

Total Credit Hours: 29