Geographic information systems (GIS) display and manage all types of data over time, usually in the form of maps, charts, and reports, to help analyze patterns and trends.
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GIS technology, easily integrated into any organization’s information system, provides a quick and effective method for sharing data visually and solving problems. GIS is widely used in many fields and industries, including environmental science, architecture, engineering, medicine, municipal government, public health, social work, business, and a variety of research enterprises.
The 18-unit Certificate in Geographic Information Systems teaches both fundamental and advanced concepts and skills, including design of GIS projects, operation of software, cartographic output, spatial analysis, and industry-specific applications of GIS. The certificate targets working professionals seeking coursework and skill enhancement in the field, as well as students wishing to complement their academic interests with additional training in GIS.
Required Courses (15 units)
Elective Courses (3 units)
In order to be considered for admission to the Certificate in Geographic Information Systems, you must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.7 in previous college coursework, including at least one college-level English composition course and one other college-level course, each with a grade of B or better. A background in basic statistics is recommended.
Below is a list of requirements for an application to the Geographic Information Systems certificate at University College. Your application will be reviewed once all requirements are received.
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