Requirements for Completion
Students enrolled full-time can complete the requirements for this 12-credit program in one year. Students admitted into the program for the fall semester should be able to enroll in all the necessary courses within the academic year and can complete their final project by the end of the spring semester.
- Students enrolling in the program will be required to complete a minimum of 9 credits from the list of approved GIS technical courses;
- Students must complete a final three credit project workshop based on a terminal project related to a research problem specific to their discipline;
- Students must maintain a minimum "B" average to complete the certificate program.
- Course selection and the sequence of courses will be agreed upon by the student and the program coordinator to help students complete the program and gain the necessary skills.
|Select a minimum of 12 credits of the following:||12|
|Geographic Information Systems Applications|
|Remote Sensing Of The Environment|
|Digital Image Analysis|
|Analytical And Computer Cartography|
|Advanced Geographic Information Systems Seminar|
|Applied Geographic Workshop|
Formulate requirements and constraints in spatial analysis
Complete spatial analysis with selected GIS software packages
Develop skills for designing and implementing real-world GIS applications
Gain hands-on experience with popular GIS software such as ArcGIS
Learn how to communicate effectively via mapping and graphic presentation
Apply GIS technology to evaluate real-world problems, and communicate the GIS project process and results in written and graphic media at a professional level.
Locate, assess, and retrieve spatial data and knowledge across the GIS technical community to apply to GIS projects.
Draw upon the underlying theory behind GIS technology (including projections and spatial databases) to optimize application of the technology and extend it into new areas.
Understand the spatial aspects of an external client s GIS needs and develop a practical project plan for addressing those needs
Design, compile, and develop a spatial database and a set of analytical tools into a system appropriate to the problem
Demonstrate a mastery of geographic analysis and cartographic skills