Geographic Information Systems (GIS) have applications in nearly all industries and academic disciplines and are essential to our daily lives, whether we work directly with it or use mapping services as citizens. This online continuing education certificate will teach you how to work with GIS effectively, so that your career opportunities may be expanded.
Throughout the self-paced certificate, students will be exposed to GIS fundamentals to build a foundation of knowledge, software and exercises to teach the practical usage, and the opportunity to be creative with mapping and GIS resources. It is our goal to enlighten and empower students with geospatial knowledge and technology, as we observe it continually changing our understanding of the world.
This asynchronous, 8-week certificate was developed by staff from UTC’s Interdisciplinary Geospatial Technology Lab and faculty from the Biology, Geology, and Environmental Science Department. This non-credit certificate is offered through UTC’s Center for Professional Education, available to anyone with basic technical computer skills.
This certificate includes:
- Four self-paced modules, with 5-7 lessons each. (Allow 10-15 hours per week.)
- A final module with examinations and a final project
- Access to ArcGIS Online, ArcGIS Pro software, and the Esri Academy