Student ID:__________________________ Student Name:_______________________ Adviser Name:_______________________ Catalog: 2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog Program: Fundamentals of Geospatial Technology Certificate Minimum Credits Required:__________________

Fundamentals of Geospatial Technology Certificate

Location is a fundamental attribute of all features. Professionals in a wide range of disciplines are utilizing Geospatial Technology to collect, manage, and analyze geographic information for a deeper understanding of our world. In many disciplines, knowledge of geospatial technology has become a presumed prerequisite and allows users to determine unique and informative knowledge in a wide variety of disciplines and industries.
The Fundamentals of Geospatial Technology Certificate is a project based program that combines theory and application to address real-world problems in a variety of areas and industries. Thus, course material is tied closely to the geospatial industry and participating students will gain valuable experience through project based classes. The courses for the certificate are those regularly offered for the B.S. Environmental Spatial Analysis degree. Completion of the certificate gives students a marketable set of unique skills that will allow them to find employment as a GIS technician. The proposed Fundamentals of Geospatial Technology Certificate is a subset of the courses offered for the B.S. ESA degree and provides students with a marketable set of fundamental geospatial technology skills.

Minor Requirements

Course NameTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
GISC 2011 - Geographic Information Science
GISC 2011L - Geographic Information Science Lab
GISC 2012K - Fundamentals of Spatial Analysis
GISC 2201K - Fundamentals of Cartography and Earth Measurement
GISC 2202K - Fundamentals of Data Acquisition and Management
GISC 2203K - Fundamentals of Remote Sensing


To earn this Certificate, students must:

  1. Maintain a 2.5 GPA in all required GST Certificate courses.
  2. Complete all 2000-level courses at UNG. Note: Transfer credit for 2000-level GISC courses may be considered according to the National Geospatial Technology Center transfer agreement guidelines. Check with your academic advisor.
  3. Apply for graduation one semester prior to completion of the Certificate requirements.