The Geographic Information Science certificate at The University of Mary Washington addresses the growing demand for GIS-trained personnel in today’s working world. Built on a vision combining core theory with real-world applications to provide a state-of-the-art, GIS educational experience the certificate introduces students to a wide array of critical core functions in ArcGIS.
The certificate requires 18 credit hours of GIS course work introducing students to advanced spatial analysis, programming, geodatabase design, spatial modeling, and image analysis and more. For a complete description of courses offering please refer to course offerings. Most classes are offering in the evening and during the day. The certificate can be obtained solely through evening classes.
Completion of the certificate can lead to the GIS Professional (GISP) certification, which requires GIS field experience in addition to the course work. The credential, offered by the independent, non-profit GIS Certification Institute, recognizes individuals for having met specified standards for professional practice and ethical conduct.
For more information, visit www.gisci.org. For more information about the certificate program, contact:
Brian R. Rizzo, Director, GIS programs 540/654-1386 (Rizzo@umw.edu) or
Stephen P. Hanna, Chair/Professor of Geography 540/654-1490 email@example.com.