Code: F_CER_GEO5

Campus: Boulder County Campus

Foundations of Geographic Information Systems

The GIS Foundations certificate prepares students to use GIS in hundreds of jobs.  It provides fundamental skills, but does not create the skill base provided by the GIS certificate and Advanced GIS certificate. Students looking at careers in GIS, should complete the GIS Fundamentals certificate and continue their education completing the GIS certificate, Advanced GIS certificate and/or the Geospatial AAS Degree.  Students should possess mathematical, analytical, and spatial reasoning skills and should be comfortable using technology before starting the GIS program. Students who do not have fundamental mathematics skills may need to complete college preparatory mathematics courses.


Required Courses

Course NumberTitleCredits
GIS 101Introduction to Geographic Information Systems


GIS 110Introduction to Cartography


GIS 150Relational Database Management Systems for GIS


GIS 210Intermediate Geographic Information Systems


Total Credit Hours:12

Total Credit Hours: 12