Post-Baccalaureate GeoTechnology Certificate


  1. Graduates will have the knowledge and skills necessary to apply Geotechnology in their chosen careers or fields of interest.
  2. Graduates will have the background to compete successfully for industrial and academic positions.


  1. Learn and perform techniques in Geographic Information Systems, Global Positioning Systems, Remote Sensing, and related skills.
  2. Increase knowledge of how geotechnical applications are incorporated into research, education, and industry.
  3. Increase knowledge of geotechnical workforce needs and the future directions of geotechnological applications.

The Graduate Certificate in GeoTechnology is offered to students who wish to become proficient in the collection, management, and analysis of spatial data. Courses in three disciplines — geographic information systems (GIS), global positioning systems (GPS), and remote sensing—are used to teach the theory and application of GeoTechnology. Students may pursue the Certificate independently or in conjunction with another Idaho State University degree.

Admission Requirements

Classified admission is necessary to complete the Certificate and is recommended by the graduate faculty of the Geosciences Department in accordance with standards set by the Graduate School. Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited school and meet the Graduate School admission requirements. All applicants must submit an application to the Graduate School.

Students will complete 14 credits of required coursework and 5 credits of elective coursework to obtain the Certificate. The following courses are relevant:

Core Courses:14
Principles of Geographical Information System
Advanced Geographic Information Systems
GPS/GNSS Applications in Research
GeoTechnology Seminar
Ecological Topics
Remote Sensing
Electives 5
Independent Problems in Anthropology
Independent Problems
Information Technology for GIS
Programming for GIS
Special Topics in GIS
GeoTechnology Internship
Spatial Analysis
Geostatistics Spatial Data Analysis and Modeling
UAS Applications for the Geosciences
Advanced GIS Programming
Research Problems
Total Credits19

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