Certificate in Geographical Information Systems

Explore the rapidly expanding, specialized field of geographical information systems.

Earn a certificate in Geographical Information Systems (GIS) to prepare for technology careers in fields like natural sciences, social sciences and business. The computer-based method of collecting, managing, analyzing, modeling and presenting geographic or spatial data can be used to route emergency vehicles through communities, develop location-specific emergency warning systems, choose the best location for a business to open a new franchise and more.

Students completing a certificate will be able to analyze data, compile and construct maps, and collect, store and display geographic information.

Locations & Learning Options

Geographical information systems (GIS) certificate students may take face-to-face classes at our Parkville, Missouri campus. You may also take courses online.

The GIS certificate requires a minimum of 15 completed credit hours. Refer to your catalog for a complete listing of coursework for this degree.

  • Parkville, MO
  • Online

GGP 270 Spatial Analysis …………………………………… 3 cr.

GGP 330 Cartography ……………………………………….. 3 cr.

GGP 335 Remote Sensing…………………………………… 3 cr.

GGP 350 GIS I …………………………………………………. 3 cr.

GGP 355 GIS II ……………………………………………….. 3 cr.

TOTAL ……………………………………………. 15 cr.

Pursue your studies at Park University for a career in geographical information systems.

Students will become proficient in spatial analysis, cartography and remote sensing. At Park University, our introductory and advanced GIS courses prepare you to perform theoretical, conceptual and practical aspects of geographical information systems, while required laboratory computer projects allow for real-world applications of your knowledge.

 

Careers

Our program will expand your expertise in your career as an:

  • Urban Planner
  • Cartographer
  • GIS Data Analyst
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Program Highlights

Join us to earn your certificate in Geographical Information Systems, a needed job skill in many fields as government agencies, communities and businesses use developing technology to digitize maps and collect data to improve the lives of citizens and make sound business decisions.

Faculty

At Park University, our faculty members are highly-qualified experts who are committed to your academic and professional development.


 

Mr. David Fox

Instructor of Geography
david.fox@park.edu

Park University’s degree programs are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Park University is a private, non-profit, institution of higher learning since 1875.