Map Your Future!
- When you add the GIS Certificate to your major, you will join one of the most rapidly growing fields in today’s economy.
- Classes in the GIS Certificate offer software-based learning applicable to a variety of careers, and you will even get to work with drones to gain valuable hands-on experience as you learn to collect, analyze, and interpret spatial data.
- Adding the GIS certificate to your major is a great way to draw the attention of future employers, graduate schools, and professional programs.
GIS refers to computer software designed to capture spatial and geographic information and represent this data visually using maps, graphics, or reports. GIS specialists help private and public industries as well as governmental and educational institutions make informed decisions. Whether by surveying housing, mapping food banks, or tracking weather patterns, GIS experts help decision makers see the big picture by mapping out trends and patterns.
In the Certificate in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), you will work to develop the skills needed to successfully apply the software in a variety of professions, including urban planning, health sciences, data analysis, environmental sciences, business, and many others. A certificate in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) requires 15 hours of course work.