Online Geographic Information System (GIS) Certificate Program

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 and industries. The online Certificate program is designed for traditional students from academic departments other than the Department of Land Resources, non-traditional students and those who are already in the workforce to enhance skills, advance career 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 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

NRMT 234 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 2 hours
LAND 243 Introduction to Drone Technology 1  hour
    12 credit hours