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(Posted 3-29-01)
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News Service Contact:  Natasha Ashe,  336-334-5371

The Department of Geography at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is offering a new Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Geographic Information Science (GIS) -- the first program of its kind approved in North Carolina.

The program emphasizes the application of Geographic Information Science in the fields of urban and regional planning, environmental assessment, remote sensing and spatial software development. The program provides participants with the knowledge and skills needed to effectively utilize spatial analytic tools, geographic data visualization techniques, spatial programming and geographic information and image processing software.

"The Geographic Information Science Certificate Program is designed to help current practitioners and those who wish to pursue GIS as a career the opportunity to obtain academic credentials," said Dr. Roy Stine, director of the GIS program.

A total of 18 semester hours at the graduate level must be completed during a five-year period to earn the Certificate. A minimum of 12 of these hours must be completed at UNCG. There are four prerequisite courses and five required graduate-level core courses, but faculty may consider professional experiences in lieu of course requirements.

 For more information about the GIS Post-Baccalaureate Certification, contact Stine at 336-334-3915 or the UNCG Graduate School at 336-334-5596.
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