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GIS Programming Certificate

GIS Programming 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 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.

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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
Course Title Credits
GEO 1000 Introduction to Cartography with GIS 3
ITS 1105 Computer Concepts and Software Applications 3
GST 1400 Mapping and Georeferencing with GIS 3
STT 2640 Elementary Statistics I 3
GST 2100 Intermediate GIS Analysis and Data Management 3
CSD 1510 Programming Fundamentals with Python 3
CSD 1300 Database Management 2
CSD 1310 SQL I 2
CSD 2100 Systems Analysis and Design 3
CSD 2531 C# Programming  
or CSD 2541 C++ Programming 3
  Total credit hours 28

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Adam John Parrillo, Ph.D. Assistant Dean, School of Business and Applied Technologies