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Geospatial Technology Certificate of Proficiency

Advisor: Dr. Eric C. Ewert, 801-626-6197, eewert@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 6 credit hours from the Department of Geography, and 12 credit hours from the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences. The remaining 1-3 credit hours earned from completing either the Geospatial Internship (GEO/GEOG 2840) or the Geospatial Capstone (GEO/GEOG 2850) courses which will be taken in the department offering the course that particular year (alternates yearly).
  • Program Code: 7060CP
  • CIPC: 450702

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Students will develop an understanding of and appreciation for the role of geography and geospatial technologies as well as acquire the basic technical skills used to address environmental and human spatial problem solving.
  • 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, and modeling.
  • 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

Earth and Environmental Science Courses Required (12 credit hours)

Select at least 1 hour from the following:

GEO 2840 / GEOG 2840 INT - Geospatial Internship (1-3)  

GEO 2850 / GEOG 2850 - Geospatial Capstone (3)  

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