The Micro-credential in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) equips learners with the concepts and skills necessary to advance careers in the geospatial sciences. This micro-credential is designed both for working practitioners and traditional students desiring to develop and demonstrate proficiency in GIS. The micro-credential is designed to nest within a proposed certificate in geospatial technology.
(3-4 courses recommended)
Pre-req: ES 101: Introduction to Environmental Science: Earth Science (or equivalent or related experience) – 4 credits
ES 349: Maps, Cartography, and Geospatial Technology – 5 credits
ES 451: Introduction to Geographic Information Systems – 5 credits
ES 453: Introduction to Remote Sensing – 5 credits
Students will be required to earn a minimum of a C- in all courses taken in advancement of the micro-credential.
Recognize foundational geographic and cartographic principles for use in map development and geospatial data analysis.
Develop geospatial visualizations both for print and online consumption using ESRI and open source products.
Solve complex problems through processing, analysis, and representation of geospatial data.
Process, utilize and analyze remote sensory data for use in geographic information systems.