The GIS Certification at Carroll is designed to provide students with the technological tools and skills to use in their major program or other interest to:
- communicate about spatial locations and data
- visualize and understand spatial data and patterns
- do spatial analysis, modeling and trending for research and problem solving
GIS is a rapidly expanding research, problem solving and communication technique for spatial data. Often using GPS collected data or existing data from many online sources, GIS allows the making of maps as well as the application of statistics and other data analysis techniques for research in a wide variety of fields. At Carroll, programs using or exploring GIS techniques include Environmental Studies, Math, Engineering and Computer Science, Public Health and Sociology, although the research and analysis skills can be applied to any discipline that has spatial data analysis needs.
Source: College Official Website, 2015