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Geographic Information Systems Certificates

Offered at: Boulder


21 credits
(2 semesters)

This certificate program prepares students to assist scientists, engineers, technologists, and other professionals in building, maintaining, modifying, and using GIS databases.

GIS certificate: See required courses.

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GIS Fundamentals

12 credits
(1 semester)

This certificate program introduces students to geographic information systems and cartography. Students work with advanced analytical tools and develop skills in spatial problem solving.

GIS Fundamentals certificate: See required courses.

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GIS Annual Salary

State and federal employment agencies place GIS technicians among “Computer Specialists.”

Entry Average Experienced
Computer Specialists

Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (2014)

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