Where Can I Find GIS Classes Online?

Online GIS courses can be found in a number of programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. To learn more about the course requirements and where you can find online courses, read on. Schools offering Culture & Media Studies degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

Overview of Online GIS Classes

Several universities throughout the country offer online GIS (Geographic Information Systems) classes. These online courses range from beginning to advanced and discuss topics like GIS applications and database development. This article discusses the online GIS courses offered by the Pennsylvania State University, University of Denver, and North Carolina State University.

Important Facts About Online GIS Classes

Prerequisites Bachelor's degrees are required for graduate GIS programs
Online Requirements Software for online programs is offered by the school or available for free online
Possible CareersSoftware engineer, GIS analyst, research coordinator
Concentrations Programs may offer concentrations such as geospatial intelligence or geodesign

Pennsylvania State University

Pennsylvania State University offers an 11-credit online GIS certificate program that allows students to learn about the latest GIS techniques and tools. Intended for professionals and beginners, the program consists of three required courses as well as an elective course. The school also offers an online GIS master's degree program. The GIS certificate program's credits may be applied toward this online Master of Geographic Information Systems degree. Students who enroll in the GIS online program might complete instructor-guided courses on a variety of subjects, including these:

  • GIS problem-solving
  • Development of databases using GIS software
  • Cartographic design
  • GIS environmental applications
  • Customizing GIS software
  • GIS for health analysis

University of Denver

This University also features a master's-level program as well as a graduate certificate program in geographic information sciences. Further, both programs are offered entirely online. The aim of the subject matter is to prepare students to gain the business and technological skills that will enable them to formulate real-world solutions to spatial problems. Students are allowed to customize their degree or certificate programs according to their career goals. The following courses will be explored in the graduate certificate program:

  • Introduction to GIS analysis
  • GIS technology integration
  • Geospatial technologies
  • GIS project design
  • GIS & telecommunications
  • Internet mapping

North Carolina State University

North Carolina State University offers a GIS certificate program that is designed for graduate students who want to gain academic credentials as well as GIS expertise. According to North Carolina State, in order to earn the GIS certificate, students must complete GIS online coursework with a GPA of at least 3.0. Students are required to take a minimum of 12-credit hours of required and elective courses. Some of the topics of the elective courses may be as follows:

  • GIS fundamentals
  • Use of GIS in public administration
  • GIS and education
  • Computerized cartography
  • GIS application issues
  • GIS in agricultural production

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