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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.

Learning Outcomes

  • 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 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
CSD 1300 Database Management 2
CSD 1310 SQL I 2
GST 2100 Intermediate GIS Analysis and Data Management 3
CSD 1510 Programming Fundamentals with Python 3
STT 2640 Elementary Statistics I 3
CSD 2100 Systems Analysis and Design 3
CSD 2531 C# Programmingor  
CSD 2541 C++ Programming I 3
  Total Credit Hours 28

Class Schedule Planning

The planning schedule below indicates when and where courses in your program of study will be offered for the next two academic years. This is helpful information when planning your class schedule for each semester.

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