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The program is open to both post-bac students who wish to acquire specialized training to meet current or future job requirements in GIS, and working professionals from the private and public sectors with an undergraduate degree in any area, who wish to acquire technical expertise. Students who have earned a bachelor's degree with a GPA of 3.0 or higher in the last 60 units are encouraged to apply. Postbac students should supply all transcripts.
This program is conducted completely online, offering convenience and flexibility for those employed full-time but interested in career advancement, as well as students wishing to continue their education at the graduate level. No on-campus class meetings are required. The next cohort begins in August, 2014. How to Apply.
You may complete all four courses in two consecutive semesters.
The Certificate consists of four three-unit classes for a total of 12 graduate units. The next cohort of classes begins in August, 2014.
The course fee is $525 per unit, or $1,575 per class. The total for the certificate is $6,300. Fees are payable upon registration for each class. Financial aid is not available for this program. Information on student loan programs can be found on the Financial Aid office website.
You may contact the program coordinator, Dr. Luke Wang,by emailing him at firstname.lastname@example.org or you may call 559.278.4427. Email is the most efficient method of contacting Dr. Wang.
Students completing our programs will gain vital competency relevant to today's workforce in the areas of geospatial information technology. More about career and employment opportunities
Students who complete the Certificate Program will have satisfied all the prerequisites for admission to the Water Resource Management (WRM) Degree Program. Additionally, three units from the Certificate (EES 212) will apply toward the WRM degree.
The Certificate program is open to individuals with a bachelor's degree in any field from an accredited institution.