Credits required
19 Oregon State University is on a quarter-term system. There are four quarters each year and classes are 11 weeks long. This program's 19 quarter credits are equal to 12.67 semester credits.
Cost per credit
$560 Cost per credit is calculated using tuition per credit for the current academic year. It does not include associated fees, course materials, textbook expenses, and other expenses related to courses.
Delivery
Online You can complete nearly all courses in this program online, with one or a few site-based courses required. View the curriculum.
Start terms
3 per year

Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Science – Online

Careers

Students participating in the program will be competitive and competent across broad disciplines in geographic information science. Students completing the certificate program will gain vital competency relevant to today's workforce in the areas of geospatial information technology.

An already large $5 billion U.S. market in GIScience technologies is projected to increase to $30 billion within the span of the next few years, even with the economic downturn. The Department of Labor's Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH 2006-07 Ed.) projects that employment in these fields is expected to grow between 9 and 14 percent through 2014.

Job titles of GIScience certificate holders include the following:

  • GIS Analyst
  • Auto CAD/GIS Expert
  • Research Assistant
  • Remote Sensing Specialist
  • Photogrammetry Technician
  • Map Specialist

The Oregon State University Career Development Center is also a great resource for career information.

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