The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire's geospatial certificate provides you with foundational knowledge in geospatial technologies.
Courses throughout the certificate will introduce you to the fundamental concepts of GIS technology and the utilization of spatial data for solving geographic problems. 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 12-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. The ability to specialize your geospatial certificate by pursuing an emphasis in geographic information systems, remote sensing, or mapping is also available.
State-of-the-art tools and technology. While pursuing your geospatial 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 gain a working knowledge of core geospatial technology skills, as well as the ethical issues involved with the use of geospatial technology. 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.
Fascinating coursework — combined with access to current GIS technology — will prepare you for success as you pursue the geospatial certificate at UW-Eau Claire. After completing the program, you'll have gained the knowledge to confidently perform essential geospatial tasks and successfully use industry-standard software and field equipment.
What classes do geospatial students take?
Your classes may cover topics like:
- Geographic information systems
- Geospatial field methods
- Remote sensing of the environment
Learn more about the geospatial certificate in the UWEC course catalog.
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