Geographic and Land Information Systems, Certificate

Certificate in Geographic and Land Information Systems (298105C)

This certificate program in Geographic and Land Information Systems may be earned independently of any degree program. This certificate program has been designed to provide individuals with the basic entry-level skills necessary for those seeking positions as GIS Technicians. Basic emphasis is on understanding and applying geospatial data in digital mapping applications. GIS software will be utilized. All courses taken may be applied to an A.A.S. in GIS/LIS, Land Surveying, and /or the B.S. degree in Surveying and Mapping.

The following information has official approval of The Department of Civil Engineering and The College of Engineering and Polymer Science, but is intended only as a guide. Completion of this certificate is contingent upon many factors, including but not limited to: class availability, total number of required credits, work schedule, finances, family, course drops/withdrawals, successfully passing courses, prerequisites, among others.

The following courses constitute a “Certificate in Geographic and Land Information Systems” and must be completed with a minimum grade point average of 2.0 overall for the certificate to be noted on the student’s record.


Required Courses12
Total Hours15

Required Courses

2985:101Introduction to Geographic & Land Information Systems3
2985:201Intermediate Geographic and Land Information Systems3
2985:205Building Geodatabases3
2980:445Applications in GIS using GPS3
Total Hours12


Complete one of the following courses:3
Any Surveying Class
Any GIS/LIS Class
Disaster Preparedness & Response
Total Hours3