The University of Vermont launches the Geographic Information Systems and Data Communication Professional Certificate


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The University of Vermont launches a fully online program emphasizing core concepts and engagement with real world applications and the latest technologies.

The University of Vermont Continuing and Distance Education is pleased to announce the launch of its new Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Data Communication Professional Certificate.

Launching on September 2nd, and now accepting registrations, the program emphasizes knowledge of concepts and theory for critical problem-solving. Designed for both those new to the industry or those looking to advance in their career, the program is focused on developing critical thinking and applied problem solving skills including developing conceptual knowledge, technical skills and applied uses of geospatial analysis. By the end of the program, students will have gained the skills to:

•Understand important conceptual underpinnings of GIS and their practical applications

•Harness remote sensing as a tool for environmental or landscape problem-solving

•Analyze data to reveal patterns and relationships to better inform decision-makers

•Create impactful maps and visualizations of large and complex datasets that encourage comparison and visual analysis by the viewer

•Go beyond “off the shelf” buttons towards the ability to customize workflows, scripts, or models in Python and R

Affordable, flexible, and conveniently offered fully online, UVM’s Professional Certificate program is taught by industry professionals who have a wide range of applied experience in the course material, including work with research enterprises, software companies, consulting firms, and NGOs.

Registration for September is now open! Learn more about UVM’s GIS program at

About UVM Continuing and Distance Education

The University of Vermont Continuing and Distance Education unit offers more than 40 educational programs for students and professionals at all stages of life. From fully online programs to professional certificate programs to on-campus programs, UVM’s Continuing and Distance Education is committed to serving the new-traditional student population through flexible and relevant educational options. To learn more, visit

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