Whether you are a current or lifelong student at MSU, a recent graduate, or a working professional, the Online Geography (onGEO) group at Michigan State University has a convenient, online course for you. You can advance your geospatial skills, earn teaching credit-hours, and learn more about the world around you with an onGEO Undergraduate Course or one of onGEO’s Professional Certificate Courses.

Undergraduate (for University credit) Courses offered this Fall 2016 (Start date: 31 August 2016)

  • GEO206v: Physical Geography
  • GEO221LABv: Introduction to Geographic Information LAB
  • GEO330v: Geography of the United States and Canada
  • Iss310v: People and the Environment

In addition, onGEO’s undergraduate courses can be taken through the Lifelong Education program at Michigan State University and are eligible for continuing education clock-hour credits (with approval).

Ready to enroll? Enrolling in a credit course is easy whether you are a current MSU student or not. Let’s get you started.

Professional Certificate Courses offered this Fall 2016

N001- Introduction to Geospatial Technology
Fall (1) Session: August 29 – October 14
Fall (2) Session: October 24 – December 9

N002-Geographic Information Systems
Fall (1) Session: August 29 – October 14
Fall (2) Session: October 24 – December 9

N003-Remote Sensing
Fall (1) Session: August 29 – October 14

Fall (2) Session: October 24 – December 9

These courses can be taken individually or in combination (4) to earn a Professional Certificate in Geospatial Tools & Technology. This certificate aims to advance the skill set of professionals currently working in fields that use geospatial technologies. It is also an excellent opportunity for all professionals and others looking to revamp their current career, earn continuing-education or teaching credits, or simply further their education.

Our four new professional development courses in Geospatial Tools & Technology qualify for both the State of Michigan SCECHs and Michigan State University CEUs. You can easily earn teaching credits (55 or 60, depending on the course) in seven weeks, while advancing your geospatial skill set.

The certificate consists of four fully online courses: Introduction to Geospatial Technology, Geographic Information Systems, Remote Sensing, and Cartography with topics ranging from map design to ethics of geographic information, and much more. In addition to content-based modules, each course features a series of online labs designed to give students hands-on experience using geographic information systems (GIS) and related technologies and improve technical competency.

Ready to register? Registering for a professional course is easy — let’s get started.

onGEO is a working group of the Department of Geography at Michigan State that develops and administers the Department’s online course offerings. To find out more, visit http://ongeo.msu.edu/.

Yi Shi, onGEO @Michigan State University

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