Guidelines during the quarter to semester transitional year (2012 - 2013).
GIS Certificate Program, GIS Certificate Program Application Form
More Information on www.gissa.uc.edu
The GIS certificate program is designed to provide students with systematic education on the theories, methodologies and applications of GIS, rich hands-on training experience with leading GIS software packages, and enhanced problem-solving capabilities. There levels of courses are designed to help students achieve these goals. Courses at the introductory level focus on the basic theories and methodologies. Intermediate level courses focus on how to apply existing technologies to solve problems. Advanced level courses aim to develop new techniques to solve real world problems.
To obtain a GIS certificate, a student must complete five required courses from the following list: two at the introductory level, two at the intermediate level and one at the advanced level, with a minimum grade of C in each course. The certificate will be awarded upon application and satisfactory completion of the required courses.
Two introductory level courses are required.
1. One out of the following courses:
Geography 574: Introduction to Computer Cartography
Geography 576: Introduction to Remote Sensing
2. One out of the following courses:
Geography 580: Introduction to GIS
Planning 580/780: Introduction to GIS
Two intermediate level courses are required out of the following courses.
Geography 581: GIS Modeling and Environmental Applications
Geography 582: GIS Urban-Economic Applications
Planning 581/781: GIS Planning Applications
Prerequisite of these courses: Introduction to GIS.
One advanced level course is required out of the following courses.
Geography 591: Internet Mapping & Web GIS
Geography 693: Advanced GIS
Planning 582/782: GIS Project Management and Formulation
Prerequisite of these courses: any of the intermediate level courses.
Lower level courses may be replaced by upper level courses upon approval of the advisor. All of the above courses are currently offered in the Department of Geography or the School of Planning. Course descriptions are available at http://www.geography.uc.edu and http://daap.uc.edu/planning/.
One of the five required courses may be substituted by a similar course taken outside the program. A written petition must be submitted to Dr. Liu or Dr. Wang for such substitution, and it must include well-reasoned justifications, including a thorough comparison of content coverage between the two courses, with the syllabi attached. The petition will be considered on a case-by-case basis.