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Geographic Information Systems, Certificate

Geographic Information Systems, Certificate

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Online
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is an evolving technology that has changed greatly in the last decade and is affecting many disciplines. This certificate from Ferris State University has been designed to provide fundamental knowledge and skills needed to implement GIS in your business or organization.

About

You will explore fundamental principles of GIS and its applications including hardware and software, including: database concepts, algorithms to manage spatial data, cost benefit analysis, GIS project management, and digital data dissemination methods using internet technologies.

You will work with database management, raster and vector GIS applications software on various case studies including nature and environmental conservation, real estate administration, marketing and city management. Spatial data collection techniques such as land surveying, Global Positioning System, photogram metric mapping, remote sensing, Lidar, and mobile mapping will also be studied. Geodetic and Cartographic data from the Federal Government will be explored as well as mapping procedures and accuracy standards. Principles of the cadastre system will be taught including the public land survey system, property descriptions, and boundary surveys.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Credits
    9 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
    • Time flexibility
      Fully structured
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Principles of GIS 
  • Geographic Infor Systems 2 
  • GIS Data Analysis-Specializ 

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

No more than 50% of the credits in a certificate may be transferred from another institution. If a student is in a FSU degree-seeking program, the certificate will not be granted if more than 50% of the certificate credits are required in the program/major.Individuals wanting to advance their career, but not admitted to an FSU degree program, may also earn undergraduate COB certificates through the non-degree program.Admission/registration process for individuals seeking only a certificate:Individuals wishing only to complete a COB certificate may enroll as a non-degree student restricted to a maximum of 9 credits per semester and a total of 15 credits.

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