The GIS Fundamentals Certificate provides a curriculum based on a solid foundation in GIS concepts. Students enrolled in this certificate will learn the different forms of spatial data and their essential properties; ways spatial data can be used to investigate complex problems; principles and methods for collecting spatial data; principles of map design and effective cartographic communication; designing, creating and manipulating GIS databases and operating GPS technology.
This certificate is designed for students who have experience with computers and want to improve their geospatial technology skills. If a student does not have prior computer proficiency, other coursework might be required to meet course pre-requisites.
Courses requiring a grade of "C" or better: CTI, GIS