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 Programming certificate is designed to provide the technical background necessary to begin a successful career as a GIS programmer.
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 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.
Outcomes and Curriculum
Upon completion of the GIS Programming certificate, a graduate will be able to:
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