GIS is a computerized database management system for capture, storage, retrieval analysis and display of geographic information. The new and fast growing field enables organizations to be more efficient in planning and distribution of resources. GIS has a wide range of applications for corporate, nonprofit and government settings.
The GIS proficiency certificate is designed for individuals who have an interest in a career in GIS, enhancing their skills, learning to use GIS applications in their current profession, or to earn an additional credential. Students will develop basic proficiency with industry standard software.
This certificate is open to interested students. Students are required to satisfy placement at the time of admission. Students who are identified as needing developmental course work must satisfactory complete the appropriate English and mathematics course as part of the certificate.
Students will be guided to select three of the courses listed below based on skill level, prior experience and interest.
Successful completion of the program requires a "C" or better in each of the courses listed. In order to achieve a "C" or better and thus demonstrate competency students must complete exams, writing assignments, and participation in class activities.
All general education requirements necessary for graduation are met through the courses in the program as indicated above. Students who wish to take courses that differ from the general education courses indicated above must complete a course substitution request form. To access the form, login to the MyCCP portal, and in the Student tab, under Electronic Forms, click on the Records and Registration Forms link, then choose Request For Course Substitution Of Graduation Requirement link. A more detailed explanation of the College's general education requirements is also available.
The Division of Liberal Studies, Room BR-21, 1700 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA 19130, Telephone (215) 751-8450; or the College Information Center (215) 751-8010.