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Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Skills Certificate

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are sophisticated programs that incorporate both geospatial and tabular data to create products that can help users understand a problem or issue.  GIS is used by professionals in all levels of government, business, engineering, public health, utilities, education, transportation, planning, emergency management, and other fields.  Possible disciplines which employ GIS include biology, geography, anthropology, sociology, political science, and criminal justice.  Students that complete the Geographic Information Systems Skills Certificate will have a basic understanding of GIS and the variety of its applications.

Students who satisfactorily complete the program requirements qualify for a certificate of program completion.

Not all courses are offered each semester.  Students should work with an academic advisor to develop a schedule that will work for them. Students planning to transfer should check the transfer institution’s requirements/guides or discuss their options with an academic advisor or counselor. Number of credits may vary depending on the course selection.

Schoolcraft program code #CRT.00376
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Sample Plan

First Year - Fall Semester

Total Credits: 10

First Year - Winter Semester

Total Credits: 6-7

Program Total: 16-17 Credits

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Student Handbook

Learn more about Credit Hours, Course Load, Study Expectations and more in the student handbook.