Certificate Geographic Information Systems

About Geographic Information System (GIS)

The Certificate in GIS is intended to offer additional expertise for Navajo environmental service and biology professionals and students who seek to add an understanding and functional knowledge of Geographic Information System (GIS) to their skill set the program will prepare graduates with technical experience in GIS that will allow them to use GIS both in the field and in the office.

NOTE: Student will not be eligible for Title IV Financial Aid in this certificate program.

Program Requirements Credits
Semester I
ENV 101 Introduction to Environmental Science 4
ENV 160 Introduction to Geographic Information System 3
ENV 225 Principles of Agroecology with Lab 4
ENV 230 Environmental Sampling and Monitoring 4
Semester II
ENV 295 Geographic Information System with Lab 4
ENV 296 Geodatabases and Spatial Analysis 4
CSC 110 Introduction to Computer Technology 3
ENV 105 Climate Change for Tribal People 4
GLG 101 Indigenous Physical Geology 4
Program Credits 30

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Program Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) Code
Code Title
45.0702 Geographic Information Science and Cartography
Program Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code Code Title
11.9199 Managers, All Other
17.1021 Cartographers and Photogrammetrists
25.1064 Geography Teachers, Postsecondary


James Tutt
Dean of School of STEM
1 Circle Drive, Route 12
Tsaile, Arizona 86556
(928) 724-6938

Nesbah Kahn
Administrative Assistant
Room 123A
Gorman Classroom Building (GCB)
Tsaile Campus

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Diné College: School of Science, Technology, Engineering & Math
1 Circle Dr.
Tsaile, AZ 86556

(928) 724-6936

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