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University of Maine at Fort Kent • 23 University Drive, Fort Kent, ME 04743

Certificate in Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is an innovative and exciting field of study that combines information systems, mapping (digital cartography), and geographic (spatial) analysis. The GIS certificate provides students with the geographical and technical background to pursue a career or further study in GIS. A background in computers, especially computer programming (i.e., python) and database management is strongly recommended.

GIS provides a wealth of career opportunities.  GIS can be applied to any field of study as an analytical or research tool. However, graduates with a GIS background have a competitive advantage. Individuals with greater experience can attain very attractive salaries and interesting and exciting careers.

Certificate Requirements

CRN Course Name Credits
FOR 242 Map and Airphoto Interpretation 3 credits
GEO 103 Intro to Global Positioning Systems 1 credits
GEO 280 GIS Applications I 4 credits
GEO 380 GIS Applications II 4 credits
  Electives (COS/GEO)* 6 credits
Total 18 credits

*Electives must be approved. 

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