NOTE: This program is no longer open for enrollment.
GIS applications benefit nearly every field, and the uses are endless. No matter how it’s used, GIS has a profound influence on the way business is done today. By sharing data that are easily visualized and understood, GIS continues to provide public and private decision makers, as well as citizens, with an efficient way to answer questions and solve problems. Knowledge of geographic information systems (GIS) and its many software tools and packages are ever evolving and now include the web, crowd-sourcing, social media, and access to Big Data and other data sources, which is opening up even more powerful ways to share information. Using the Esri software platform, you’ll gain the fundamental GIS knowledge and technical skills critical to incorporating GIS into a project, research or organization application.
- Are involved with building and implementing information systems or seeking the skills to launch a career in GIS.
- Wish to sharpen current GIS skills and obtain a certificate to validate their expertise.
What You'll Learn
- State-of-the-art technologies and software using the ArcGIS platform: ArcGIS Pro, Mobile apps, Online Cloud GIS, Web App Builder and web app templates, ArcGIS Enterprise.
- Analyzing tools and methodologies.
- Visualization using cartographic design and web services.
- Practice with Web GIS related fields and pioneering technologies.
What You Can Do With This Certificate
Positions are available in a variety of industries, and can be found in small firms or companies, corporations, government, or nonprofit organizations. They might include:
- GIS Technician
- GIS Analyst
- GIS Coordinator or Manager
- GIS Developer
Earning The Certificate
Prior to enrolling, please ensure that you meet the following minimum requirements:
- High school education or equivalent
- Basic computer skills (highly recommended)
- Introductory GIS or ArcGIS skills or knowledge (highly recommended)
- Familiarity with Microsoft Windows
- Consent of program coordinator
- Successful completion of a minimum of 4 free online classes from Esri