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Course of Study

The GIS Certificate of Advanced Study consists of four courses for a total of 12 units of graduate level academic credit. Courses are based on the concepts learned in previous courses and students enroll in courses in the chronological order listed below. The next cohort begins in Fall, 2014. Read the instructions on the "Apply" page for details. 

Successful completion of all four online courses is required to earn the certificate.

Required Coursework
CourseCourse DescriptionUnits 
EES 211 Fundamentals of GIS: Provides basic and advanced GIS concepts and techniques with special skills on spatial information management, analysis, interpretation, map generation and display using advanced GIS software packages. Download syllabus (PDF). 3 F
A
L
L
EES 212 Geospatial Technologies: Focuses on remote sensing and global positioning systems. The data from these two
technologies provides key inputs to Geographic Information Systems. Remote sensing is obtaining information about an object without physical contact while GPS is used to collect the locations of objects or navigate to and/or from locations. NOTE: Counts toward the PSM in Water Resource Management. Download tentative syllabus (PDF).
3 F
A
L
L
EES 214 Advanced Spatial Analysis: An advanced course that provides the knowledge and skills necessary to investigate the spatial patterns that result from social or physical processes. Concepts include measures of geographical distribution and spatial autocorrelation, regression analysis, network connectivity, interpolation and geostatistics, and surface and three-dimensional analysis. Download tentative syllabus (PDF). 3 S
P
R
I
N
G
EES 216 GIS Practicum: The culminating experience for the Advanced Certificate in GIS. It consists of a project that utilizes fundamental concepts in geospatial analysis and conveys clear and meaningful connections between project identification, evidence, analysis and conclusions. Download tentative syllabus (PDF). 3 S
P
R
I
N
G


Total Units: 12

The final course, EES 216, provides a capstone experience where students will complete a project to show understanding of the basic tenets of GIS and apply geospatial analysis to demonstrate competency in spatial decision-making.

Completion of the Certificate

The Certificate shall be issued upon successful completion of all coursework.

Online Course Support

Visit the TILT (Technology Innovations for Learning
and Teaching) website
to learn more about how to be successful
with online learning.

Students also have access to online tutorials and frequently asked questions regarding online learning.