Gain insight into one of the fastest growing areas of GIS: the use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), or drones, for mapping and analysis. In this specialized GIS graduate certificate, you’ll start by building your foundational knowledge in geographic information systems, then learn to operate UAS and the science behind preparing aerial photography collected from drone platforms for use in GIS.
At a Glance
Skills You'll Learn
Cultivate a working knowledge for the safe and efficient use of UAS
Conduct several aircraft maneuvers while collecting data
Execute aerial mapping for use in GIS
Finish a graduate certificate in as few as six months or take up to a year. Choose your time to completion to get a better sense of what your schedule will look like during your certificate program. Note this sample schedule is for the four-course Graduate Certificate.
GIS Specialist Salary: National Average
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"The certificate program is like a shortened version of a degree. It's almost like a fast-track program to build up your skills." —Kerry Shakarjian, graduate.
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We understand the demands of balancing work, friends and family, and school can be challenging. That's why at University College, you can complete your program entirely online. Our online learning platform makes it easy to work anywhere at any time.
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