Total Units for the Certificate of Achievement: 16

Course Number Course Title Total Units
GIS-1  GIS 1 – Fundamentals of GIS4
GIS-2 GIS 2 – GIS Data Concepts3
GIS-3 GIS 3 – Cartography and Geovisualization3
GIS 4 GIS 4 – Spatial Analysis3
GIS-5 GIS 5 – Web/Mobile-based GIS3

Program Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the Certificate of Achievement in Geographical Information Systems student will be able to:
1. Demonstrate an understanding of what a GIS is, how it can be used, and how the technology has come to be.
2. Explain, in detail, the nature of geospatial data and associated systems – types, formats, structures, models, acquisition, maintenance, manipulation, and display.
3. Apply critical thinking skills to the approach of establishing a basic GIS and using said GIS to analyze pertinent data and information to derive results that can or may help to better understand a perceived real-world geospatial phenomenon.
4. Use the latest, basic GIS-based software technologies on the market with effective and efficient application.
5. Be academically prepared to obtain an entry-level position directly in GIS, or to greatly supplement and enhance another chosen career field that can benefit from the technical nature of GIS knowledge.