Interested in earning the Geographic Information Systems in Ecosystem Management Certificate of Competence at UHMC? Learn about the program in this video featuring interviews with GIS Education Specialist/Instructor Sarah McLane Bryan and students discussing the benefits of learning GIS skills.

This fast track program enables you to complete two required hybrid courses back-to-back in one semester through online learning modules and hands-on projects in the field. GIS 150: Introduction to GIS starts January 12, 2015 and GIS 180: GIS in Ecosystem Management follows on March 16, 2015 (Mon evenings/Fri labs or Wed evenings/Sat labs). Apply today for Spring 2015. This may be your last chance to earn this valuable certificate in one semester!

Take both courses to earn the Certificate. Or try GIS 150 to boost your resume with hands-on STEM skills. GIS 150 is also eligible as an Elective (4 credits) for other programs of study like Sustainable Science Management, Agriculture, and Natural Science. Ask your counselor about how it relates to your degree program.

GIS skills are in demand in the Maui workforce in industries including natural resource management, healthcare, education, business, agriculture, government, sustainable development, technology, hospitality, and many others. Students completing GIS 180 will have the opportunity to present their final projects at a GIS Showcase event to local employers and organizations interested in applying GIS in the workplace. Read more for the top 5 reasons to learn GIS.

The Geographic Information Systems program is partially funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor in the amount of $402,434. Funding does not pay for student costs to participate. The GIS program is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. TDD/TTY: 808.984.3325.