Online Remote Sensing Certificate

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Remote Sensing

Earn your Remote Sensing certification from PennWest University and take the next step towards achieving your professional and career goals.

The Remote Sensing certificate provides you with a solid core of theoretical and lab-based remote sensing education using state-of-the-art equipment and software.

Are you interested in learning more about the latest in remote sensing technology, including RADAR and Geographic Information Systems (GIS)? Do you want to advance your career in the field of environmental science? PennWest’s Remote Sensing certificate can help you get there.  

Experienced faculty will help you understand the relationship between vegetation patterns seen in imagery and other environmental images. You’ll study radar and satellite meteorology, GIS technology and other courses that strengthen your geospatial skills.

Furthermore, this certificate helps to fulfill the requirements for ASPRS certification, making you an attractive candidate for the jobs of the future.

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Expert faculty

Learn from professors with extensive experience in environmental fields.

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Earn your certificate completely online.

Technological edge

Gain experience in state-of-the-art technology that will boost your career options.

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Careers and Salaries

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts employment of environmental scientists and specialists will grow faster than most occupations between now and 2031. With a PennWest Remote Sensing certification, you will have an edge for finding employment or advancing your career in a variety of environmental careers, including resource management, geology, forestry and environmental conservation.

Program Outcomes

  1. Recognize, state essential RS concepts, and solve spatial problems using RS Software (ENVI) 
  2. Identify patterns and problems that facilitate real-world problem solving through use of RS software
  3. Manipulate geographic and non-geographic datasets (i.e., create, edit, and modify datasets) 
  4. Demonstrate familiarity with the concepts and applications of geographic analysis 
  5. List the major sources of remote sensing data, and describe their spatial, temporal, spectral, and radiometric characteristics. 

The Power of PennWest

PennWest’s three campuses, California, Clarion and Edinboro universities, have been delivering award-winning online programs for more than 20 years. You’ll graduate with a degree from Pennsylvania Western University, completely supported by the expertise and community of learners on our brick-and-mortar campuses.

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