Course Detail: NC-GISCERT - GIS Fundamentals Certificate

This certificate program is designed for professionals who wish to enter the field of GIS or who wish to add GIS to their skill-set. The program provides a solid background in the fundamentals of geography and extends beyond a particular software program's capability or features. Participants will also learn and/or build upon GIS knowledge and skills that are applicable and important to their professions. Professionals will leave the certificate program with knowledge of the newest GIS software and best practices for utilizing it in various fields.

Unlike many GIS certificate programs, you will learn how desktop GIS transitions to web-facing applications and how web GIS plays into your organization. GIS technology has broad applications in natural and social sciences, humanities, environmental studies, engineering, and management. Examples include wildlife habitat study, urban and regional planning, infectious disease monitoring, agriculture and forestry, environmental quality assessment, emergency management, transportation planning, consumer and competitor analysis, and many more. This course will introduce selected cases of GIS application in different disciplines depending on the interests of the class.

Financing Your Program of Study

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If you are interested financing your program of study, we work with Climb Credit, a provider that focuses on financing career-building programs to help students get a high return-on-investment from their education.

Learn more about Climb Credit or start your Climb Credit application right away - the application can be completed in as little as 5 minutes and does not affect your credit score. Most applicants receive an instant decision.

By selecting the GIS Fundamentals Certificate in the Climb Credit application, you'll be notifying our staff who will reserve a space for you in the program. If you elect to accept the loan payment, our staff will provide you a discount code to use when registering online for the certificate program.

Because this program is in high demand, we can only reserve your space for a brief time. If exploring Climb Credit financing, please submit the application as soon as possible.


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Course Resources
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