Certificate in Geographic Information Science (GIS) from the University of West Florida!

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Apply Now - This is a cohort-based program. Courses are only offered once a year.

Take charge of your career in just one year with a certificate in Geographic Information Science (GIS) from the University of West Florida!

100% ONLINE and competitively priced, the Online GIS Certificate Program offers national and international students access to software and complete assignments through edesktop for GIS. Tuition is a flat rate no matter location and there are no pre-requisites required to begin. The University of West Florida has the first and only certificate program currently employing this technology to provide a mix of hands-on software training with conceptual instruction from highly qualified GIS professionals. Students have full access to industry standard software like ArcGIS Desktop 10.1 *amp; ERDAS Imagine 2011. A high-speed internet connection is required to access software. Online GIS also offers a specialized track for students wishing to utilize GIS in an Anthropological/Archaeological setting. This newly developed track was designed to meet the needs of current and aspiring archaeologists.

Get Focused!
The online GIS Certificate Program at UWF consists of two tracks - Archaeology and Traditional - each offered at the Undergraduate and Graduate levels. The newly developed Archaeology track has been designed to meet the needs of current and aspiring archaeologists.

Upon completion of the program you will:
Receive a University of West Florida Certificate in Geographic Information Science.
Earn 24 undergraduate semester hours of college credit.
Students with a bachelor's degree can earn up to 12 hours of graduate credit and receive a Graduate Certificate in GIS.
The Online Certificate can be used to help fulfill a student's educational requirement when applying for their GISP certification and to prepare for ESRI’s Desktop Technical Certification
Credit hours will transfer into several UWF undergraduate and graduate programs as well as accredited degree programs outside of UWF.
Complete the Certificate Program with tools you need to get a job!
We help students write resumes, create stellar portfolios and find internships. Our students and alumni are the first to know about job opportunities.

Application Deadline for 2013 Cohort:

November 2, 2012

Cohort Begins: January 7th, 2013

View our course blogs for a glimpse of what UWF GIS students are producing in class – new posts are contributed every week!


Don't let another year pass by!
Contact Amber Bloechle at gisonline@uwf.edu