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GIS Analyst Short-Term Technical Certificate

GIS Analyst Short-Term Technical Certificate

This program is available at the 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 Analyst certificate is designed to provide the technical background necessary to begin a successful career as a GIS analyst.

This certificate is designed for those students who seek to enhance their job-related skills in becoming a GIS analyst. 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 Analyst certificate usually have an associate or bachelor's degree.  However, coursework included in a certificate program may ultimately be applied for the associate degree in the related technology program.

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Outcomes and Curriculum

Upon completion of an the GIS Analyst short-term technical certificate, a graduate will be able to:

  • Skills needed to use and manage GIS applications
  • Hands-on experience using GIS software
  • Knowledge of fundamental concepts and issues related to GIS
  • Skills necessary to conduct spatial analysis
Course Title Credits
Fall
GEO 1000 Introduction to Cartography with GIS 3
ITS 1105 Computer Concepts and Software Applications 3
 
Spring
GST 1400 Mapping and Georeferencing with GIS 3
CSD 1300 Database Management 2
CSD 1310 SQL I 2
 
Fall
GST 2100 Intermediate GIS Analysis and Data Management 3
STT 2640 Elementary Statistics I 3
 
Spring
GST 2700 Advanced Topics in Geospatial Technology and GIS 4
MGT 2000 Introduction to Project Management 3
 
  Total credit hours 26