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2018-19 Catalog 
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Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Certificate

This certificate is administered by the Department of Geography and Geology .


The GIS Certificate is awarded upon successful culmination of a series of courses that center on professional competence and proficiency in the use of GIS. Valued by both private and public employers, it substantiates your expertise in using GIS to address a broad range of geographic-based issues and problems. Program participants will acquire abilities to analyze place-based patterns and trends, recognize geographic relationships, and craft spatial models and scenarios for critical decision-making. Both the Professional GIS Certificate and Focal GIS Certificate (in cartography, forestry, emergency management, urban & regional planning, environmental management, and GIS programming & web development) require a minimum completion of 18 credits. Contact either the UW-Stevens Point GIS Center, Department of Geography & Geology , or the Continuing Education Office for more information about the program.