Learn How an Advanced Degree in GIS can Strengthen In-demand Credentials for Career Advancement

– Programs Provide Fundamental Skills for Career preparedness in the 21st Century –

Online PR News – 26-October-2012 – Aurora, CO – The demand is higher than ever for educated geographic information systems (GIS) professionals who can apply geospatial concepts and insights to strategic development and decision-making.

American Sentinel University invites you to learn how GIS master’s programs strengthen a GIS professional’s credentials in data-visualization, statistic-based analyses, mapping and modeling to help advance their careers.

Complimentary Online GIS Open House

Join American Sentinel University’s Dr. Stephen McElroy, GIS program chair and Natalie Dixon, director of admissions, for a complimentary online GIS Open House on Thurs., Oct. 18 at 3 p.m. EST. McElroy and Nixon will answer questions about distance learning, the university’s new Master of Geospatial Information Systems degree and the Geospatial Information Systems Graduate Certificate.

The interactive presentation will discuss:

• The MGIS and GIS Graduate Certificate curriculum
• Which program is right for each student and their career
• What online courses are like
• Admissions requirements
• Financial information and payment options

Learn More About American Sentinel University’s Advanced GIS Programs

American Sentinel’s online MGIS degree is a 36-credit hour program ideal for the working professional with some GIS experience. The program is designed to teach a technician, analyst or manager the skills to implement geospatial tools and techniques that support data-driven problem solving and business objectives. It’s one of the only programs in the country to offer students a project track in which a student can identify a self-selected enterprise-level challenge and create a geospatial strategy to approach it.

The GIS Graduate Certificate is a 15-credit hour program designed to provide the technology-savvy individual with the fundamental skills to address real-world challenges with spatially relevant, data-driven solutions that improve organizational capability and performance.

“GIS technology is constantly evolving and has become a pervasive technology that impacts the daily lives of everyone, even if they don’t know it,” says Dr. Stephen McElroy, GIS program chair at American Sentinel University.

Dr. McElroy notes that the graduate certificate helps students acquire the fundamental GIS skills needed for career preparedness in the 21st century, while the MGIS helps students learn the skills needed to understand the application of incorporating location-based data into their strategy planning, business decisions and competitive position.

For more information about American Sentinel University’s two new master’s-level geospatial programs – MGIS and GIS Graduate Certificate, call 1.866.922.5690 or e-mail the American Sentinel admissions team at admissions@americansentinel.edu.