The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire's geospatial - geographic information systems certificate provides you with foundational knowledge in geospatial technologies with a special emphasis on geographic information systems or GIS.
Courses throughout the program will provide with you the necessary knowledge, skills and expertise to successfully capture, store and display data related to positions on Earth. Curriculum will explore the theoretical concepts and skills in GIS and how they apply to geospatial analysis. Project-based, real-world learning is a focus of the program, allowing students to learn field data collection techniques and methods, including those related to GPS and surveying, firsthand.
The specialized, 18-credit certificate is available to professionals in the workforce who want to further their education, as well as current UWEC students looking to add a valuable credential to their degree.
State-of-the-art tools and technology. While pursuing your GIS certificate, you'll have the unique opportunity to work with the same tools, software and technology professionals use out in the field today. Through field experiences, real-world projects and cutting-edge research opportunities, you'll learn new skills, tools and best practices in GIS. It’s firsthand experiences like these that set you apart from other candidates when applying for jobs.
Inspirational travel. Take what you learn from our expert professors and put it to work in new, exciting locations. Countless opportunities to explore the world around you are available to you at UWEC. Whether you study abroad, partake in cultural immersion programs, participate in the National Student Exchange program or join a student-faculty research project, you'll find ways to take your learning to the next level.
What classes do geospatial - geographic information systems students take?
Your classes may cover topics like:
- Geographic information systems
- Geospatial field methods
- Remote sensing of the environment
- Quantitative methods in geography
- Web geographic information systems
Learn more about the geospatial - geographic information systems certificate in the UWEC course catalog.
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