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Geographic Information Systems Certificates

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) professionals are needed in many industries. Thousands of organizations including businesses, government, educators and scientists, environmental and conversation organizations use GIS to solve problems and improve processes. Many occupations that use GIS as an essential tool for data analysis, marketing, and cost containment. Our instructors are experts who use GIS in their daily work.

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Geographic Information Systems (GIS) - Upcoming Classes

Class Name

Explore QGIS, the leading open source desktop software and discover how it's being used to solve real world problems. Get an introduction to QGIS Desktop and QGIS Browser. Learn about adding data, working with vector and raster data, styling data, working with coordinate reference systems, and using the Print Composer to create maps. Also find out about help resources and installation options.nPrerequisite: 69304 or equivalent experience. Required Text: Discover QGIS, ISBN 978‐0989421768. The book may be purchased from the UNM Bookstore or Amazon at www.amazon.com.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

Section SPA‐PD

69321
$395
4/2/2019 - 4/11/2019
Tue, Thu 2:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM
Kurt Menke
CE South Building

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Move beyond the basics of QGIS and learn how to use Plugins, add basemaps to QGIS Desktop and use advanced data styling techniques unique to QGIS. Create joins, work with selections, develop new attribute columns, create and populate a SpatiaLite geodatabase, use georeference imagery, edit vector data, and use the Processing Toolbox to geoprocess data. Geoprocessing tools to be introduced include clip, dissolve, buffer, hillshade, slope and aspect. Prerequisite: 69321. Required Text: Discover QGIS,ISBN: 978‐0989421768. The book may be purchased from the UNM Bookstore or Amazon a www.amazon.com.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development.

Section SPA‐PD

69322
$395
4/16/2019 - 4/25/2019
Tue, Thu 2:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM
Kurt Menke
CE South Building

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Geographic Information Systems Certificate

Prerequisite Classes (As Needed)

Choose 1:

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Get hands‐on training with the Mac's latest user‐friendly operating system. Learn the basics of file management, navigating the Finder, setting up the Dock, customizing preferences, creating and saving files and backing up your computer. Become familiar with the concepts of peripherals, utility applications and cloud computing with iCloud. Note: http://ce.unm.edu/assets/pdf/digital‐arts/digital‐arts‐course‐skills‐assessment.pdf?utm_source=lumens&utm_medium=course‐description&utm_campaign=da‐skills‐assessment. Prerequisite: 54010 or equivalent experience.

54101 | $249

Mac OS X: Beginning - SPB‐PD

4/10/2019 - 4/24/2019
Wed 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Daniel Norton
CE South Building

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Learn the basic functions of the latest Windows operating system and how to customize its setup. Work with files and folders, shortcuts and properties. Resize windows, use the taskbar, start menu and recycle bin, and get an introduction to shortcuts. In addition, explore popular software and get started with launching programs. Note: See Course Skills Assessment. Prerequisite: 51010 or basic computer experience.

51101 | $249

Windows: Beginning - SPB‐PD

4/25/2019 - 5/2/2019
Tue, Thu 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Bryan O'Neill
CE South Building

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Get hands‐on training with the Mac's latest user‐friendly operating system. Learn the basics of file management, navigating the Finder, setting up the Dock, customizing preferences, creating and saving files and backing up your computer. Become familiar with the concepts of peripherals, utility applications and cloud computing with iCloud. Prerequisite: 54010 or equivalent experience.

54101 | $249

Mac OS X: Beginning - SUA‐PD

6/5/2019 - 6/7/2019
Wed, Thu, Fri 2:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Daniel Norton
CE South Building

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Mac OS X: Beginning - SUB‐PD

6/17/2019 - 6/21/2019
Mon, Wed, Fri 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM(3 Session Total)
Bryan O'Neill
CE South Building

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Learn the basic functions of the latest Windows operating system and how to customize its setup. Work with files and folders, shortcuts and properties. Resize windows, use the taskbar, start menu and recycle bin, and get an introduction to shortcuts. In addition, explore popular software and get started with launching programs. This class uses Windows 10. Prerequisite: 51010 or basic computer experience.

51101 | $249

Windows: Beginning - SUB‐PD

6/24/2019 - 6/28/2019
Mon, Wed, Fri 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Bryan O'Neill
CE South Building

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Windows: Beginning - SUA‐PD

6/24/2019 - 6/28/2019
Mon, Wed, Fri 2:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM(3 Session Total)
Daniel Norton
CE South Building

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or basic computer familiarity

Required Classes (4)
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Certificate Total: $1,580 for 48 hours


Geographic Information Systems with QGIS Certificate

Prerequisite Classes (As Needed)

Choose 1:

Class Name

Get hands‐on training with the Mac's latest user‐friendly operating system. Learn the basics of file management, navigating the Finder, setting up the Dock, customizing preferences, creating and saving files and backing up your computer. Become familiar with the concepts of peripherals, utility applications and cloud computing with iCloud. Note: http://ce.unm.edu/assets/pdf/digital‐arts/digital‐arts‐course‐skills‐assessment.pdf?utm_source=lumens&utm_medium=course‐description&utm_campaign=da‐skills‐assessment. Prerequisite: 54010 or equivalent experience.

54101 | $249

Mac OS X: Beginning - SPB‐PD

4/10/2019 - 4/24/2019
Wed 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Daniel Norton
CE South Building

Learn More and Register

Learn the basic functions of the latest Windows operating system and how to customize its setup. Work with files and folders, shortcuts and properties. Resize windows, use the taskbar, start menu and recycle bin, and get an introduction to shortcuts. In addition, explore popular software and get started with launching programs. Note: See Course Skills Assessment. Prerequisite: 51010 or basic computer experience.

51101 | $249

Windows: Beginning - SPB‐PD

4/25/2019 - 5/2/2019
Tue, Thu 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Bryan O'Neill
CE South Building

Learn More and Register

Get hands‐on training with the Mac's latest user‐friendly operating system. Learn the basics of file management, navigating the Finder, setting up the Dock, customizing preferences, creating and saving files and backing up your computer. Become familiar with the concepts of peripherals, utility applications and cloud computing with iCloud. Prerequisite: 54010 or equivalent experience.

54101 | $249

Mac OS X: Beginning - SUA‐PD

6/5/2019 - 6/7/2019
Wed, Thu, Fri 2:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Daniel Norton
CE South Building

Learn More and Register

Mac OS X: Beginning - SUB‐PD

6/17/2019 - 6/21/2019
Mon, Wed, Fri 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM(3 Session Total)
Bryan O'Neill
CE South Building

Learn More and Register

Learn the basic functions of the latest Windows operating system and how to customize its setup. Work with files and folders, shortcuts and properties. Resize windows, use the taskbar, start menu and recycle bin, and get an introduction to shortcuts. In addition, explore popular software and get started with launching programs. This class uses Windows 10. Prerequisite: 51010 or basic computer experience.

51101 | $249

Windows: Beginning - SUB‐PD

6/24/2019 - 6/28/2019
Mon, Wed, Fri 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Bryan O'Neill
CE South Building

Learn More and Register

Windows: Beginning - SUA‐PD

6/24/2019 - 6/28/2019
Mon, Wed, Fri 2:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM(3 Session Total)
Daniel Norton
CE South Building

Learn More and Register

or basic computer familiarity

Required Classes (4)
Class Name

Explore QGIS, the leading open source desktop software and discover how it's being used to solve real world problems. Get an introduction to QGIS Desktop and QGIS Browser. Learn about adding data, working with vector and raster data, styling data, working with coordinate reference systems, and using the Print Composer to create maps. Also find out about help resources and installation options.nPrerequisite: 69304 or equivalent experience. Required Text: Discover QGIS, ISBN 978‐0989421768. The book may be purchased from the UNM Bookstore or Amazon at www.amazon.com.

69321 | $395

QGIS: Beginning - SPA‐PD

4/2/2019 - 4/11/2019
Tue, Thu 2:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM (4 Session Total)
Kurt Menke
CE South Building

Learn More and Register

Move beyond the basics of QGIS and learn how to use Plugins, add basemaps to QGIS Desktop and use advanced data styling techniques unique to QGIS. Create joins, work with selections, develop new attribute columns, create and populate a SpatiaLite geodatabase, use georeference imagery, edit vector data, and use the Processing Toolbox to geoprocess data. Geoprocessing tools to be introduced include clip, dissolve, buffer, hillshade, slope and aspect. Prerequisite: 69321. Required Text: Discover QGIS,ISBN: 978‐0989421768. The book may be purchased from the UNM Bookstore or Amazon a www.amazon.com.

69322 | $395

QGIS: Intermediate - SPA‐PD

4/16/2019 - 4/25/2019
Tue, Thu 2:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM (4 Session Total)
Kurt Menke
CE South Building

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Certificate Total: $1,580 for 48 hours


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