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New for Fall 2024: Geographic Information Systems (GIS) - Certificate


This 18-credit certificate program provides students with hands-on experience collecting and mapping spatial data using online and desktop Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software.  Students will learn how these systems are created and used in a variety of fields, including disaster preparedness, environmental sciences, transportation, public safety, education, coastal management, natural resources, and many more.  Upon completion of this certificate, students will be able to independently complete basic to intermediate level mapping and geospatial analyses, organize and collect data for use in solution-based decision making, and enhance their skills in reporting data.

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This program is geared towards students without prior experience working with GIS who could use these skills to complement their education and/or career, or for those who have some experience and are looking to refresh their skills using GIS software.  This certificate can be completed during the evenings in one year, starting in the fall 2024 semester.


GIS Certificate Program Requirements

GIS Certificate Course Sequence


CCRI ArcGIS Course Descriptions:

AGIS 1000: ArcGIS I: Introduction to ArcGIS (4 credits)

AGIS 1500 - ArcGIS II: Data Management and Spatial Analysis (4 credits)

AGIS 2000 - ArcGIS III: Field Data Collection and Web Applications (4 credits)