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Advanced Certificate in Mobile GIS Applications Development

Applications for mobile devices, often called "apps," have become essential for businesses, consumers and government. Geospatial technology – making geographic information available for commercial uses – is recognized by the U.S. Department of Labor as a high-growth industry. In response to the increasing demand for this state-of-the-art technology, LIU Post offers a 12-credit fully online Advanced Certificate in Mobile GIS Applications Development. The program specializes in the creation of mobile apps using location-based technologies.

Focusing on the intersection of two burgeoning industries -- geospatial technology and smartphone/web application development – the program will help students master the necessary skills in geographic information systems, computer programming, geographic development for iOS or Android, and geographic web application development to become effective app developers.

Students benefit from a distance learning environment that allows students to participate in the program from their home computer, at work, while traveling or on a mobile device. The curriculum, specific to mobile GIS, uses the technical competencies defined both industry- and sector-wide.

For course descriptions, admission requirements and technology requirements, please see the left-hand navigation on this page.

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Program Highlights

  • Flexible: Fully online! Study in your home or office or on your mobile device
  • Convenient: 12 credit program can be completed in one year
  • Innovative: Specialize in location-awareness mobile app development
  • Progressive: Ideal for technology professionals, entrepreneurs and career changers
  • Accredited: Regionally accredited private university
  • Personalized: Small class sizes designed for individual attention
  • Distinguished: Courses taught by same renowned LIU faculty as our campus locations

Sample Online Lessons

Watch a video to see what our students are learning…

MapKit: Add a Map to an App
Instructor: Gavi Narra
https://vimeo.com/59007329

Geo Tracker Demonstration
Instructor: Kiichi Takeuchi
https://vimeo.com/62831892

Employment Prospects

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that the demand for mobile GIS professionals will increase by 22% through 2018.

For Gainful Employment information, visit www.liu.edu/ge.

Online Courses

Select from four out of five courses. Each 3-credit course is offered in a convenient 10-week format. Click here for course descriptions

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