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GIS Programming Certificate

This program is offered at Clark State's Beavercreek location.

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) has been identified by the U.S. Bureau of Labor as an emerging industry.  With this in mind, the GIS Programming Certificate is designed to provide the technical background necessary to begin a successful career as a GIS Programmer.

The GIS Programmer Certificate program is designed to address training needs in:

  • Skills needed to use, manage, and manipulate GIS applications
  • Hands-on experience using GIS software
  • Knowledge of fundamental concepts and issues related to programming
  • Skills necessary to program in a variety of appropriate GIS languages

This certificate is designed for those students who seek to enhance their job-related skills in becoming a GIS Programmer.  This certificate is two years in length due to the sequence of prerequisites and the terms in which courses are offered.

Students enrolled in the GIS Programmer Certificate usually have an Associates or Bachelor's degree.  However, coursework included in a certificate program may ultimately be applied for the associate degree in the related technology program.

Course Course Title Credits
Fall
GEO 1000 Introduction to GIS and Cartography 3
ITS 1105 Computer Concepts and Software Applications 3
MTH 1280 College Algebra 4
 
Spring
GST 1400 Georeferencing and Mapping 3
CSD 1400 Database Management 3
CSD 1500 Programming Fundamentals 3
 
Fall
GST 2100 Intermediate GIS & Data Management 3
STT 2640 Elementary Statistics I 3
 
Spring
GST 2350 Programming for GIS 3
CSD 2540 C++ Programming 4
 
  Total Credit Hours 32