Geography Department Debuts Geospatial Information Technology Certificate

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KUTZTOWN, Pa. – Kutztown University's Department of Geography is proud to introduce a new sub-baccalaureate certificate in Geospatial Information Technology. New this spring semester, the 12-credit program aims to develop the skills necessary to advance in a variety of rewarding careers in growing fields.

Geospatial Information Technology refers to the forms of technology used to collect, analyze and display geographic data, including Geographic Information Systems, remote sensing (satellite imagery and aerial photography) and Global Positioning Systems (GPS). Demand for expertise in geospatial technologies is increasing in a wide range of fields focusing on environmental processes and human activity.

This certificate can be beneficial to students across a range of disciplines as well as working professionals in fields such as geography, planning, business, agriculture, biology, health care and military intelligence. Students earning this certificate will receive training in geospatial analysis, database development and cartographic presentation.

Program Application

According to, the nationwide outlook for job opportunities in geospatial information science and technology is bright, with expected growth in available positions and annual pay averaging $85,000.

For more information on the KU geography program or the Geospatial Information Technology certificate, visit the department website or contact department chair Dr. Richard Courtney at