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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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
Geo Tracker Demonstration
Instructor: Kiichi Takeuchi
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.
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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