Online Geographic Information System (GIS) Certificate Program

Online Geographic Information System (GIS) Certificate Program

Information accurate as of the 2024 - 2025 catalog.
For previous year's catalogs, please see the undergraduate catalog page.

Purpose: The Online Certificate in Geographic Information System will prepare students for work in the GIS industry with a focus on mapping, visualization, processing and analysis of geospatial data. Geospatial technology is a field that involves global positioning systems, geographical information systems and remote sensing. This technology offers an innovative way to combine information and maps to produce informational tools to help manage our communities, environment, natural resources, industries or business, dependent on course completion. The online Certificate program is designed for traditional students from academic departments, non-traditional students and those who are already in the workforce to enhance skills, advance careers and increase competitiveness to meet the challenges of working in this growing field or to continue their education within the geospatial and natural resource management and business disciplines. Faculty will work collaboratively with industry partners to develop hands-on projects and experiential learning that simulate real-world solutions to industry problems.

Program Requirements

BUSN 215*
NRMT 234
GIS for Business
GIS Applications I
3 hours
NRMT 125 Computer Assisted Mapping 3 hours
NRMT 334 GIS Applications II 3 hours
LAND 244 Remote Sensing and Aerial Photo Interpretation 1 hour
LAND 243 Introduction to Drone Technology 2  hours
Total 12 hours

*Students interested in applying GIS to Business solutions, should take BUSN 215