Geographic Information Systems Certificate
This certificate program will provide students with a credential that is in high demand in many different disciplines/industries. The program provides a well-rounded suite of skills including: primary data collection using a variety of global positioning devices; hands-on experience with a variety of geographic information systems including ESRI’s suite of tools; the basics of geospatial analysis; and a choice of advanced skill development. Students may pursue the certificate in the context of their major by completing discipline specific projects in the GIS courses.
Program Learning Outcomes
Students earning the GIS certificate will be able to:
- Collect and process primary geospatial data.
- Compile, integrate, and manage spatial data from various sources and develop workflows to complete individual and collaborative geospatial projects.
- Utilize state of the art geospatial tools to perform spatial analysis and visualization that effectively, concisely, and ethically represents geospatial data.
- Effectively communicate methodologies and outcomes of data and literature-based geospatial projects through oral, written, and graphic media.
|EVRN 131||Introduction to GIS and GPS||3|
|EVRN 225||Intermediate GIS||3|
|EVRN 325||Geospatial Analysis||3|
|Select one of the following:||4|
|GIS Programming & Applications|
|App Geospatial Technologies|
|Remote Sensing & Spatial Stats|
A grade of C or better is required in each EVRN course. A minimum of 13 credits (at the 100 level or higher) must be earned for graduation with a cumulative gpa of 2.00 or higher.