Certificates are an excellent alternative to a degree program, where you can explore a subject and build new career skills or techniques. This certificate can also serve as a starting point to begin a geography associate degree program at Aims.
Develop and hone your skills with a GIS certificate. Students will survey the development, application and use of geographic information systems and then go on to work with advanced analytical tools and develop skills in spatial problem solving.
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GEO 1005 - World Regional Geography: GT-SS2
Examines the spatial distribution of environmental and societal phenomena in the world's regions. Environmental phenomena includes topography, climate, and natural resources. Societal phenomena include patterns of population and settlement, religion, ethnicity, language, and economic development. This course also analyzes the characteristics that define world regions and distinguishes them from each other. This course examines the relationships between physical environments and human societies, and examines globalization, emphasizing the geopolitical and economic relationships between more developed and less developed regions. This is a statewide Guaranteed Transfer course in the GT-SS2 category. Course is not repeatable for credit.
GIS 1001 - Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
Surveys the development, application and use of geographic information systems (GIS). Course is not repeatable for credit.
GIS 2010 - Intermediate Global Positioning Systems
Builds on the spatial analysis principles and concepts of GIS 101. Students work with advanced analytical tools and develop skills in spatial problem solving. Course is not repeatable for credit.
GIS 1001 with a grade of "C" or better
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Degree at a Glance
Degree TypeAssociate of Arts
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