Geographic Information Systems

Curriculum CIS.GEO.CERT (C407X)

The Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Certificate prepares students for employment as GIS Technicians, GIS Analysts, and GIS Developers.

Upon successful completion of the Geographic Information Systems Certificate program, the graduate will be able to:

  • use basic cartographic principles for the development of GIS applications;
  • use GIS software to analyze spatial and geographic information;
  • prepare and manage datasets and data formats for geographic information; and
  • create visualizations for map documents, web, and mobile device maps.

Expected Background/Prerequisite Coursework: CIS 101◊ and CIS 121◊ or equivalent work experience.

Last Update Effective: 8/20/17

Required Courses

Credit Hours


CIS 102

Professional Information Technology and Computer Science



CIS 104

Geographic Information Systems Fundamentals



CIS 204

Geographic Information Systems Applications, Analysis and Projects



CIS 278

Database Management Systems



GEO 201

Physical Geography: Maps and Land Forms








Total credits required for graduation


See CIS course descriptions.

Coordinator: David Anderson, Ext. 3968

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