Hello future GIS professional!
We are pleased that you are considering the GIS Certificate Program at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee to get started in the GIS profession. We have a very strong program here with about 60 students currently enrolled (the university has about 30,000 students). And Milwaukee is a beautiful city, situated on Lake Michigan which is so big one cannot see the opposite shore. I'm sure you will enjoy your studies here.
Donna Genzmer, the interim GIS Certificate Coordinator, will be happy to answer the questions you have. Please contact Donna at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The GIS Program at UWM has been in place since 1991 and now has over a hundred fifty graduates working in various GIS positions in the private sector as well as the public sector. A list of them is available at: http://www4.uwm.edu/giscertificate/alumni.cfm
For information on how to apply to our program, go to: http://www4.uwm.edu/giscertificate/program.cfm. There is no deadline for applying, but you need to submit two forms before you can register for classes. You should submit them a few months before the start of classes which begin early in September and late in January. With the graduate non-degree candidate application, you need to have your transcripts sent to our Graduate School as well as a small fee.
Tuition/fee information can be found at http://www4.uwm.edu/bfs/depts/bursar/ Financial aid is available, but you should check with the Graduate School on what is available.
For information about what's going on at the campus concerning GIS, go to the main UWM GIS web site: http://www4.uwm.edu/gis/
We hope to see you soon!
The GIS Certificate Program is subject to gainful employment regulations.