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Geographic Information Systems Certificate

The GIS Certificate provides recognition for students completing the required number of GIS-related classes at a high level of competence (minimum average GPA of 2.7). Certification will provide students with a powerful tool to assist their future job searches.

Core: 24 Credits

GEOG 203 - Introduction to Maps and Cartography (4 credits)
GEOG 303 - Introductory GIS (5 credits)
GEOG 404 - Intermediate GIS (5 credits)
GEOG 410 - Airphoto Interpretation (5 credits)
GEOG 430 - Remote Sensing (5 credits)

Electives: a minimum of 8 credits taken from the following classes. All electives must be approved by the certificate director.

GEOG 409 - Quantitative Methods (4 credits)
GEOG 413 - Computer Cartography (4 credits)
GEOG 417 - Advanced GIS (4 credits)
GEOG 485 - Topics in GIS/Remote Sensing (4 credits)
GEOG 496 - Independent study (GIS topics) (up to 4 credits)
GEOG 490 - Cooperative Education (GIS topics) (up to 4 credits)
GEOG 493 - Geography Field Experience (GIS topics) (up to 4 credits
CS 110 - Programming Fundamentals I
CS 111 - Programming Fundamentals II
CS 301 - Data Structures. (4 credits)
CMGT 267 - Plane Surveying (4 credits)

and any other GIS- related classes approved by the Director on a case-by-case evaluation

Total: 32 quarter credits of GIS/techniques classes.

For further information contact Dr. Mathew Novak.

For course descriptions, please refer to the current course catalog.

The department also offers a Bachelor of Science in Geographic Information Science.

Hardware

Dedicated 25 seat computer lab and 6 seat overflow lab.
HP color plotter (42" roll)
Color and B&W laser printers
Two desktop scanners
Large format color scanner
20 Garmin Etrex GPS receivers with download capability.
4 Trimble GeoXM GPS receivers

Software

University site license for all ESRI products (ArcGIS primarily).
30 PCI Geomatics licenses for image analysis.
Google Earth Pro.
Adobe Creative Suite.
MS Office..
Statistix.