Graduate Certificate Geographic Information Systems Online

The online Geographic Information Systems Graduate Certificate program is designed to give students the necessary skills and understanding to apply GIS technology competently and effectively. Working online, students will gain a full understanding of GIS theory, as well as receive practical hands-on exposure to GIS software and hardware. They will also study the representation of data in both mapped and tabular forms, and learn to plan and construct spatial databases.

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) combine layers of data on specific locations. These systems can map environmental sensitivities or geological features, or can be used to direct emergency personnel to an accident or crime scene. Industries and professions using GIS include healthcare, public safety, environmental management, transportation and operations technology, real estate, and public utilities.

The courses in this certificate program may be applied to the Master of Professional Studies in Geographic Information Technology offered through the College of Professional Studies.

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