Geographic Information Systems Applications Certificates

These certificates are designed for students majoring or working in related fields who wish to enhance their employment prospects or future graduate work with skills in geographic information systems (GIS).  Such skills are in demand in economics, education, geosciences, government, planning, landscape architecture, public health, public safety, recreation, humanities, graphic design and marine, earth and life sciences.

Coursework stresses hands-on service learning along with relevant theory, giving students practical experience in addressing real-world problems and questions. 

Students may choose to earn a 15-16 credit certificate in GIS Applications or a 24-25 credit certificate in Advanced GIS Applications.

Both certificates can be earned online. Visit UMaine Machias Online for more info.

Why UMaine Machias?

  • Students will be involved in providing valuable information to the community through the University of Maine at Machias (UMaine Machias)’s GIS Service Center. Past and ongoing projects include flood plain mapping for climate change research and mapping petroglyph locations around Machias Bay.