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IT, GIS & Coding

The School of Professional & Continuing Studies offers classes and programs focused on broadly on information technology, including networks, computer technology and digital information services.

Our classes and programs cover building and maintaining digital networks, including network management and security; computer technologies, including hardware and software; and digital information services including coding and development.

We also focus on Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and their use and implementation across multiple fields.

GIS Professional Certificate

The GIS Professional Certificate program consists of two core requirements - the GIS Fundamentals Certificate & the GIS Advanced Certificate - one elective and the portfolio studio. Completing the GIS Professional Certificate will position graduates to sit for the Esri ArcGIS Desktop Entry certification.

UR Boot Camps

  • Our Coding Boot Camp offers a 24-week full stack classroom-based training program that prepares students to become web developers.
  • Our Cybersecurity Boot Camp offers a 24-week classroom-based training program that prepares students to become information security specialists.
  • Our Data Analytics Boot Camp offers a 24-week classroom-based training program that prepares students for advanced data analytics positions.

Upcoming Courses

Courses

The GIS Professional Certificate will give you knowledge of the newest GIS software and best practices for utilizing it in your field.Classes will focus on creating new features, editing, georeferencing, and basic knowledge of web mapping, advanced GIS concepts along with hands-on experience in specialty topics.Specialty topics will provide a deep dive into a particular subject matter such as web mapping, field collection, and cartography.


Wednesday nights: 6:00-7:30pm live online class with 2 hours of self-paced content each week. Course runs for 26 weeks excluding holidays and breaks., Synchronous Online
Coding is becoming one of the most in-demand skills in the workplace today. As a result, coding has become a core skill that bolsters one's chances for becoming a higher value to organizations. The highest demand is for programming languages with broad applicability. You will learn the relationship between these two industry-standard web page coding languages and the step by step process of hand coding and building web pages.


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This course includes two classes: Introduction to Game Design and Intermediate Video Game Design.


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This course provides a general introduction to what goes into the design and development of both video and analog games, with a particular focus on the use of games outside of consumer entertainment.


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Worldwide, video game sales including consoles, and online and mobile games are projected to exceed 100 billion dollars this year. Mobile games are the fastest-growing segment of the market as more and more people play casual games. In this intermediate introductory course you will learn the basics of video game design process, learn about the main video game genres, and use a game development application to begin your journey of making games.


Online, starting on 10/03/22 and ending on 10/28/22
Certificate consists of three one-month courses: Web Design, Intermediate Web Design, and Advanced Web Design.


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Discover the basics of web design using HTML and CSS.


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Learn how to create effective and dynamic websites and applications.


Online, starting on 10/03/22 and ending on 10/28/22
Upon completion of this course, you will have a thorough knowledge of web design and development.


Online, starting on 11/07/22 and ending on 12/02/22
This certificate consists of three classes: Website Setup, WordPress Fundamentals, and Advanced WordPress.


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Our GIS Advanced Certificate is designed for professionals who wish to enter the field of GIS or significantly boost their GIS skillset. The 12-week program provides a solid background in advanced topics of geography extending beyond the basics of GIS and starts to explore the possibilities of spatial analysis. You'll leave the certificate program with advanced knowledge in ArcGIS Pro GIS software and best practices for utilizing it in your field.


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This course will give you the skills and knowledge to build a portfolio of work completed throughout your certificate and will provide you a deliverable to demonstrate to potential employers the skills learned from coursework.


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Learn how to leverage ArcGIS Online and ArcGIS web maps to create interactive displays of spatial data to tell stories, answer questions, and spark exploration among users.


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