Certificate in Applied GIS
The certificate is designed to provide students and members of the professional community with Geographic Information Systems skills. At all levels of the program, training focuses on the application of GIS skills in the workplace and in research environments. The certificate is open to undergraduates and graduates interested in developing GIS applications in their fields, those already holding degrees who are interested in developing GIS skills to apply to their own areas of expertise, professionals interested in adding GIS to their lexicon of skills, or retooling for a career change.
This certificate consists of 15-17 credit hours. All courses will be taught at USM. Some courses may be transferred from other campuses within the University of Maine system, as appropriate. In cases where students have already completed the listed course and with prior approval, alternate courses may be substituted for both requirements and electives to make up the full count of 15 credits. Students must complete all courses with a C- or better. Geography-anthropology majors may use only one course in the certificate toward their major requirements.
Required courses: GEO 308/GEO 608/CPD 620 and GEO 408/GEO 618/CPD 621 and GEO 458/GEO 658.
Electives (take at least two of the following for a minimum of 15 credit hours): COS 141, COS 160 (3 cr.) and COS 170 (1 cr.), CPD 625, GEO 305/GEO 605, GEO 340/GEY 340, GEO 438, GEO 448, ITT 282, ITT 384.