The Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Certificate program provides specialized training in a technical, computer-based environment. Geospatial technologies, such as Geographic Information Systems or Global Positioning Systems, are powerful data-procession and mapping tools that are increasingly used by mainstream public professions, such as health care, law enforcement, and city planning, as well as in highly technical areas, such as military defense. Students who have a keen interest in working with computers as a career or who are pursing work with populations, human or non-human, can be well-served with a GIS certificate.

Our 16-credit Geographic Information Systems Certificate is a perfect fit for students who are majoring in a different program area yet want to know the basics of GIS. The GIS certificate program nicely compliments a degree in Environmental Science, Law Enforcement, Art, Business, Human Services, Electric Utility Technology, Health Sciences, or American Indian Studies.

Here is a short video featuring degree program graduate Jesse Pruette as he explains his experience with the program’s advantages and unique opportunities.



For Further Information

To receive more information about the Geographic Information Systems Certificate, contact:

Carl Sack, GIS Faculty and Program Coordinator
Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College
2101 14th Street
Cloquet, MN 55720


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Required Courses

Click here for the current degree program planner checklist of required courses.
Degree requirements and course are subject to change. Students should consult with an advisor/counselor when registering for courses.


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