At University College, we’re constantly evaluating our programs to create the most relevant offerings that align with both our students’ aspirations and the market’s needs. That’s why we’re pleased to introduce four new specialized graduate certificates in the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Program:
- GIS in the
- GIS in Public
- GIS Tools and
- GIS and Unmanned
These 4-course specialized graduate
certificates allow current or aspiring GIS professionals to focus on
specialized areas in the ever-evolving GIS field.
provide a chance for people to earn a credential at a more focused approached
to their GIS education,” said Steve Hick,
department director of Geographic Information Systems. “The audience for these
offerings are two-fold: people who have limited experience with GIS but really
want a focused approach with the technology and those that have been in the
industry and want to retool their skills.”
The GIS program at University College was one of the first
to offer both master’s degrees and certificates in the industry, and it
continues to be a leader providing relevant education experiences in the
GIS in the Environment
Focus on GIS applications in
the environment and learn analytical techniques that support facility site
selection, environmental impact analyses, and characterization of environmental
hazards. Student will gain experience in using technology for environmental
assessment and natural resource management, conservation, and preservation.
GIS in Public Safety
Understand the tools needed
to assess threats and plan for safety and continuity. Examine health and safety
in your community and apply tools and analytical techniques to understand and
mitigate public-safety issues.
GIS Tools and Technology
Cultivate knowledge of the
“nuts and bolts” that make GIS software, data, and applications function.
Professionals will focus on the tools in databases, customizing applications,
streamlining spatial data processing, and publishing services on the internet.
GIS and Unmanned Aircraft Systems
Gain insight into one of the
fastest growing areas of GIS: the use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), or drones,
for mapping and analysis. Students will build knowledge in geographic
information systems, learn to operate UAS, and prepare aerial photography
collected from drone platforms for use in GIS.
Interested in pursuing a graduate
certificate in one of these areas? Reach out to Enrollment Manager David Rossi
(firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-871-3634).