Geography is the study of places and the relationships between people and their environments. Geographers explore both the physical properties of Earth’s surface and the human societies spread across it. They also examine how human culture interacts with the natural environment, and the way that locations and places can have an impact on people. 

Julie Mura, Ph.D

Assistant Professor: Geography

Central Campus

(954) 201-6635

Senior Professor: Geography

Central Campus

(954) 201-6933

Assistant Professor: Geography

South Campus

(954) 201-8280


Geographic Information Systems

Geographic Information Systems is a framework for gathering, managing and analyzing data.  Rooted in the science of geography, GIS integrates many types of data.  It analyzes spatial location and organizes layers of information into visualizations using maps and 3D scenes.  In the end, GIS reveals deeper insights into data, such as patterns, relationships, and situations-helping users make smarter decisions.

Geographic Information System Certificate Program:

This certificate program prepares students for employment as a GIS technician and provides GIS training for those currently employed in a variety of occupations in the public and private sector.  The curriculum includes introductory courses in GIS, map making, the gathering and use of spatial data, and remote sensing.  All the courses are taught using ArcGIS Pro, one of the leading platforms in the field

Related Programs:

Environmental Science Technology Associate in Science (Major Code 2182)

Entrance Requirements:

HS Diploma or GED/ Associate Degree

Pre-requisite: Associate in Science Degree in Environmental Science Technology or departmental approval of related degrees.


GIS 1000 Mapping Fundamentals

GIS 1030 Remote Sensing and Applications

GIS 1040C Introduction to Geographic Information System I

GIS 1042C Introduction to Geographic Information Systems II

GIS 1047C Applications of Geographic Information Systems

GIS 4301C Advanced Geographic Information Systems

* It is strongly recommended that students see an adviser every term.


1. What are the related programs? 

Environmental Science Technology Associate in Science (Major code: 2182) and Computer Information Technology (major code 2149)

2. What is the program entrance requirement?

 A high school diploma, GED, or Associates Degree.

3. What are the pre-requisites for this certificate? 

There are no pre-requisites for the ATC

4. Who are the professors instructing this course?

Major professor(s) instructing the courses: Professor Alon Parker

5. What is the Certificate Major Code? 

Certificate major code: 4277

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Broward College

A. Hugh Adams Central Campus

3501 SW, Davie Rd 

Davie FL 33314


Tel: (954) 201-6513