Graduate Certificate in Geospatial Technology

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The Graduate Certificate in Geospatial Technology is designed specifically to benefit US-based professionals seeking to enhance employment prospects and advance their careers by learning geospatial technology, especially Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and satellite remote sensing.

Geospatial Technology (GT) involves a suite of computer-based approaches to manage relational databases, digital maps, data from global positioning systems, and satellite and aerial imagery to organize, display, analyze and model spatial attribute data related to the environment, business, planning, health care, homeland security, infrastructure and other industries.

Because every sector of the economy uses geospatial technology, many employers are looking for candidates who know how to use these tools. Starting salaries typically range from $50-80K in the public sector (e.g., working for local governments) for experienced GIS analysts.

Our students in the Certificate Program have been placed in internships with local organizations, and many have received subsequent employment. Such organizations include Miami-Dade County IT Department, FPL Fibernet, Alliance for Aging, City of Miami Beach, and UM Libraries, among others.