Geographical Information Systems - Certificate

This certificate focuses on the systematic study of map-making and the application of mathematical, computer, and other techniques to the analysis of large amounts of geographic data and the science of mapping geographic information.  Includes instruction in cartographic theory and map projections, computer-assisted cartography, geographic information systems, map design and layout, photogrammetry, air photointerpretation, remote sensing, spatial analysis, geodesy, cartographic editing, and applications to specific industrial, commercial, research, and governmental mapping problems.

Examples: Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Spatial Analysis, Geomatics, Remote Sensing

Prefix Title Credits
Technical Requirements
DRFT 109Computer Drafting Fundamentals 13
DRFT 153Survey Drafting Applications3
DRFT 204Geographic Information Systems Technology3
DRFT 254Spatial Data Processing3
DRFT 274GIS Theory and Analysis3
GEOG 1110GPhysical Geography (or Advisor Approved Elective (DRFT, GEOG, or SUR)) 24
A final grade of C- or better is required in all DRFT courses.
Total Credits19
Plan of Study Grid
First Year
DRFT 109 Computer Drafting Fundamentals 3
DRFT 204 Geographic Information Systems Technology 3
GEOG 1110G Physical Geography 4
DRFT 153 Survey Drafting Applications 3
DRFT 254 Spatial Data Processing 3
DRFT 274 GIS Theory and Analysis 3
 Total Credits19