Undergraduate Certificate, GIS Use in Non-Profit Organizations
This certificate program explores the uses of industry-leading Esri technology and data analysis in nonprofit organizations. This certificate can also be used toward completion of the Bachelor of Arts of Spatial Social Sciences.
The undergraduate Certificate in Nonprofit GIS trains students in the tools, strategies and geospatial thinking capabilities that will give nonprofit organizations the big data they need to grow. The program will benefit professionals and volunteers in nonprofit organizations in fields such as healthcare, education, advocacy, direct social services agencies and beyond.
As a student you will:
- Understand geospatial approaches to society
- Build on your data-based presentation and report writing skills
Ways to Get Started
Applicants for this program must complete the formal application process with all required documents, which include:
- 12 or more transferable baccalaureate level credits or the equivalent
- Official transcripts from ALL colleges and universities attended
- Completed application
- A minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA
Only credits from regionally accredited institutions may be accepted in transfer. Failure to report any previous academic work at another college or university may be considered a violation of academic integrity.
Admissibility and minimum transfer credit awarded will be determined based on the Community College of the Air Force, SMART, AARTS or JST transcripts. If additional coursework from other institutions is submitted prior to admission this coursework will also be included in determining admissibility and transferability for course credit.
Meet Our Faculty
Sheila Lakshmi Steinberg, Ph.D.
Lindsay L. Chelekis, Ed.D.
Geographic Information Systems
What separates these classes from those at other universities is they’re not just point and click. We were mindful of not pigeonholing our students so they could apply what they’re learning to a variety of sectors.