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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.


Online via Zoom, Wednesdays 10/9/24 - 4/23/25, Synchronous Online
This course is designed to introduce you to the fundamental concepts and techniques of GIS using ArcGIS Pro software. GIS is a powerful tool for analyzing and visualizing spatial data, which is becoming increasingly important in many fields, including environmental science, urban planning, and public health. In this course, you will learn how to use ArcGIS Pro to manage, analyze, and display geographic data.


Each Wednesday, from 6:00pm to 7:30pm, online. , Synchronous Online
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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