The Geospatial Technologies Certificate provides UNCP students in good standing from all majors the opportunity to learn and apply the conceptual knowledge and technical skills needed to be proficient within a fast growing industry. The Geospatial Technologies Certificate consists of 12 hours of course work. The first course, Introduction to Cartography (GGY 2500), provides a broad view of modern mapping technologies. The second course, a choice of either Introduction to Geographic Information Science (GGY 2700) or Remote Sensing (GGY 4040), focuses on industry standard practices and technologies. The next four to five hours are made up of one or more methods based classes chosen, with departmental approval, to focus on the student’s interest in geospatial technologies or related fields. The last course, a capstone (GGY 4610), demonstrates the student’s proficiency with geospatial technologies by developing and completing a real world project. A Geospatial Technologies Certificate will be granted after the successful completion of the program provided the student has a “C” average in the Geospatial Technologies Certificate courses.
Requirements for the Geospatial Technologies Certificate