Geographic Information Systems, Certificate | Part time online | Ferris State University | United States
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Geographic Information Systems

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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.


What you will learn

  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS) from Ferris State University 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.
  • The Geographic Information Systems programme is offered at the Ferris State University.
  • 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.

Programme Structure

The program focuses on:

  • Principles of GIS 
  • Geographic Infor Systems 2 

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Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.




  • Fully structured
  • No Attendance
  • Continuous support with feedback on request

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

To be admitted to the Geographic Information Systems certificate program, you must have the following:

  • Admitted to Ferris State University and in good academic standing.
  • Competency in ENGL 150 with minimum grade of C or higher or have permission from instructor.

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