View courses, degrees, and/or certificates for this program in the catalog.

This department is in the division of Science.

The certificate also provides the needed upgrading and retraining of current employees in this rapidly expanding technological field.

GIS is used within the following economic sectors and organizations:

  • Business (e.g. banking, logistics, real estate, marketing, and more),
  • Government (e.g. local, state, national, military, emergency services, law enforcement, transportation, and more),
  • Education and Science (e.g. research, libraries, k-12 education, higher education, and more),
  • Environment and Conservation (e.g. ecology, parks, pollution monitoring, and more),
  • Natural Resources (e.g. agriculture, forestry, mining, non-renewable resources, renewable resources, and more), and
  • Utilities (e.g. electricity, natural gas, telecommunications, water, wastewater, and more).

Students working for certificates must have a basic knowledge of arithmetic, reading, and writing in order to learn and work in the occupations they select.