University of West Florida Online GIS Certificate

Master’s Non-Degree-Seeking US Citizen – Fall 2014

Environmental Science at Online

Completed & Submitted On 07/28/2014 1:05 PM

Learning environment
    1. Students “go to class” on their own time to view lectures and complete weekly assignments through UWF eLearning. Familiarize yourself with our online learning portal before applying to the program.
    2. All of our courses are instructor led with various means of communication and interaction.
    3. Students are expected to spend approximately 8-15 hours per week on course materials and assignments.
    4. Former students have reported spending as many as 20 hours per week on assignments.
  • Our program utilizes e-Desktop for GIS to provide virtual software access to students 24/7. ArcGIS for Desktop Advanced 10.1, ERDAS Imagine 2010, and Adobe Illustrator CS5 are primary GIS related softwares utilized to complete course assignments.

    eDesktop for GIS is MAC and PC friendly.

    Even though students will not be installing GIS software on their personal machines, we recommend the following hardware requirements listed onESRI’s ArcGIS Desktop 10.1 System Requirements page.

    UWF GIS students are permitted one free copy each of ArcGIS Desktop student version license. No other student versions licenses are offered.

  • Spring Semester:

    1. GIS 3015/L Cartographic Skills
    2. GIS 4043/L Introduction to GIS

  • Summer Semester:

    Traditional Track

    1. GIS 4048 Applications in GIS
    2. GIS 5103 GIS Programming

  • Archaeology Track

    1. GIS 4990 Archaeology Applications in GIS
    2. GIS 5103 GIS Programming



About Tanner Jessel

I am a recent M.S. in Information Science graduate from the University of Tennessee School of Information Science. I was formerly a graduate research assistant funded by DataONE (Data Observation Network for Earth). Prior, I worked for four years as a content lead and biodiversity scientist with the U.S. Geological Survey's Biodiversity Informatics Program. Building on my work experience in biodiversity and environmental informatics, my work with DataONE focused on exploring the nature of scientific collaborations necessary for scientific inquiry. I also conducted research concerning user experience and usability, and assisted in development of member nodes with an emphasis on spatial data and infrastructure. I assisted with research designed to understand sociocultural issues within collaborative research communities. Through August 1, 2014, I was based at the Center for Information and Communication Studies at the University of Tennessee School of Information Science in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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