University of California - Riverside

UCR Extension Center

Global Positioning (GPS) Technology


CNAS Graduate Student Affairs Center

Anderson Hall, South

Riverside, CA 92521

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Global Positioning (GPS) Technology

Format: Campus

Program Description:


A revolution in the mapping and timing of the world is underway with the advent of Global Positioning System (GPS) technology. GPS has altered forever the surveying, navigational and mapping professions, and has created new markets for GPS applications such as agriculture, construction, archaeology, biology and recreation. This comprehensive certificate examines the principles, techniques and applications of GPS.

Using state-of-the-art equipment, participants develop expertise needed in a variety of professions, including:

  • Land surveying
  • Engineering


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Facts & Figures

# of Credits Required: 21.5

In State Tuition (per year): Approximately $3,800

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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