The RAC offers a variety of courses to those who wish to be certified in GIS. A minimum of 13 (maximum 15), 455G or above level credit hours plus a Capstone Seminar is required to complete the GIS Certificate. The courses include:
ENVS 455G Geographic information Science I
GIS theory and methodology as applied to environmental problem solving, practical GIS software skills, and basic scientific computing skills, map development, intro to database development and basic photo interpretation.
ENVS 464G Geographic Information Science II
Emphasis on practical problem solving utilizing HIS application, advanced GIS software skills, and basic scientific computing for addressing natural disaster and emergency response issues.
ENVS 473G. Remote Sensing in GIS
Emphasis on practical Remote Sensing application. Introduces Remote Sensing and analysis based on aerial photography and satellite imagery, applying this technology for analyzing spatial-related issues, in a variety of sciences and fields of study. Offering introductory RS software skills, and basic scientific image interpretation and principles of Photogrammetry.
ENVS 487G Advanced GIS Analysis Applications
Advanced course in GIS and Remote Sensing application. GIS is used as a tool for analyzing spatial-related issues, in a variety of sciences, fields of study and disciplines.
ENVS 495G GIS Capstone Seminar (Independent Study)
Practical application of GIS technology to address a spatial problem more effectively within the students chosen field of study.