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GIS Certificate Programs

GIS Graduate Certificates

Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Science and Technology

The Graduate Certificate in GIST is ideal for professionals who want to enhance their skillset with specific knowledge or for individuals who are just starting to consider GIS careers. The coursework provides foundational knowledge, including an understanding of geospatial databases and spatial data acquisition techniques, while elective choice enables students to gain some experience with advanced GIS concepts and tools.

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Graduate Certificate in Geospatial Intelligence

The Graduate Certificate in Geospatial Intelligence provides a foundation for leveraging spatial data in conjunction with social, political and environmental information to make decisions. It is designed for individuals who want to use spatial data to create actionable insight in disaster planning and incident response.

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Graduate Certificate in Geospatial Leadership

The Graduate Certificate in geospatial leadership is available for professionals in the geospatial industry to hone their technical skills while also learning leadership strategies for the GIS field. The coursework focuses on strategies for encouraging innovation and shaping the direction of GIS initiatives and organizations.

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Graduate Certificate in Remote Sensing for Earth Observation

The Graduate Certificate in Remote Sensing for Earth Observation explores the principles of spatial data acquisition through a variety of systems and sources. This program can benefit both experienced GIS professionals and newcomers to the field with coursework in gathering information through traditional systems, such as imaging radar and satellites, and from emerging innovative sources, such as mobile devices and text-scraping.

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