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Geospatial Analysis Certificate of Proficiency



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Advisor: Dr. Michael Hernandez, 801-626-8186, mhernandez@weber.edu, and Dr. Ryan Frazier, 801-626-7435, ryanfrazier@weber.edu

  • Grade Requirements: A grade of “C” or better in all courses used toward the certificate (a grade of “C-” is not acceptable).
  • Credit Hour Requirements: Minimum of 16 credit hours from the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, and 6 credit hours from the Department of Geography. The remaining 1-3 credit hours earned from completing either the Geospatial Internship (GEO 4840  /GEOG 4840) or Geospatial Capstone (GEO 4850  /GEOG 4850) courses will be taken in the department offering it that year
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  • Program Code: 6013CP
  • CIPC: 450702

Additional information pertaining to the Northern Utah Geospatial Technology Education Program (NUGeoTec) may be found at https://www.weber.edu/nugeotec or http://departments.weber.edu/geosciences .

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Students will demonstrate how to effectively create and communicate geospatial data/results to others through cartographically accurate maps/dynamic products, technical reports, and multimedia presentations.
  • Students will demonstrate understanding of basic geospatial concepts, such as data models, spatial databases, data projections and coordinate systems, topology, digitizing spatial data, metadata, and quality control.
  • Students will demonstrate understanding of geospatial analysis that can be performed on vector and raster data collected from various platforms such as satellites / drones (Remote Sensing), GPS instruments, field maps. They will demonstrate the ability to perform multiple types of analysis, including spatial overlay, raster processing, statistics, terrain and hydrologic analysis, transportation networks, modeling, and Python programming.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to work in a team environment to complete a set of geospatial tasks or a geospatial project that includes project objectives, methods, data collection, analysis and reporting results in a professional format through completion of a geospatial internship or capstone course.

Course Requirements for Certificate of Proficiency


Geospatial Courses Required (22 credit hours)


Required courses are offered in two departments: Earth and Environmental Sciences (GEO) and Geography (GEOG).

Elective Geospatial Courses (1-3 credit hours)


Select one elective course in the Earth and Environmental Sciences Department (GEO-even years) or the Geography Department (GEOG-odd years), depending on the year, from the following:

Additional Information:


Other applicable geospatial and support courses (e. g., computer programming, applications development, relational database, and field-based courses) and co-curricular experiences (e. g., CCEL) may be considered at the discretion of the program advisor.

A sample of degree programs that this certificate complements include Applied Environmental Geosciences, Geology, Geography, Botany, Computer Science, Information Systems& Technologies, Archaeology, Anthropology, Epidemiology, Business, Criminal Justice, other social sciences, or a combination of three emphasis areas for a Bachelor of Integrated Studies (BIS) Degree. The Geospatial Analysis Certificate of Proficiency provides students with the essential skills necessary to analyze/model/solve today’s applied geospatial problems.

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