[THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN DISCONTINUED. Plans are to discontinue this prorgam beginning Fall 2015. Students currently in the program will be allowed to graduate as long as they complete the certificate by the end of summer session 2016.]
In this program, students will learn that the power of a GIS comes from the ability to relate different information in a spatial context and to reach a conclusion about this relationship. Most of the information we have about our world contains a location reference, placing that information at some point on the globe. Students will explore and learn to utilize the many different computer databases that can be directly entered into a GIS and are being produced by Federal, State, tribal, and local governments, private companies, academia, and non-profit organizations.