GIS Course Descriptions

GIS Fundamentals – 4.5 CEU - $850

This course will serve as the introductory session within the three-course GIS certificate program. The course is designed to provide the following fundamental skills/knowledge within the GIS discipline: geospatial concepts; raster vs. vector data collection; GIS-specific terminology; tour ArcGIS and other software platforms; satellite driven data collection; common tools and operations within GIS software; and industry trends. Approval of capstone project methodology will occur in this course. Prerequisite: None

Introduction to Map Design – 4.5 CEU - $850

The ability to take raw data, manipulate it, and ultimately share it in a concise manner is critical to all organizations. This course focuses on the basics required to make thoughtful and useful maps. Focus will be placed on cartographic methods used in both paper maps and digital reconstructions, and discussion will also focus on alternative methods for map making in a digital age. Prerequisite: GIS Fundamentals

GIS and Decision Making - 4.5 CEU - $850

The ultimate responsibility of any GIS analyst or technician is to safeguard data collection and produce GIS outputs that help an organization make better decisions. This course will take the fundamentals of GIS as well as the understanding of how those tools create intuitive maps or applications, and look at case study and best practices within current industries. The course is focused more on the analysis of GIS data and how business outcomes are derived with the assistance of GIS technology. There will also be dedicated time and guidance provided to the student in order to complete the capstone project. Prerequisites: GIS Fundamentals & Introduction to Map Design