Webinar Features Geospatial Educators’ Roundtable and What You Need to Know Before Furthering Your GIS Education

– Complimentary Webinar Discusses Opportunities for Earning a Degree or Certificate in a Specialized Geospatial Discipline –

AURORA, Colo. – April 5, 2012 – Are you wondering if you could benefit from additional education to further your geospatial career? Or do you manage geospatial professionals who might want to update their skill set?

Join a roundtable of geospatial educators as they discuss the opportunities for earning a degree or certificate in a specialized geospatial discipline and learn how colleges and universities are preparing a new workforce for the many geospatial jobs that will be available in a complimentary webinar, ‘Geospatial Educators’ Roundtable: What You Need to Know Before Furthering Your Education’ on Tuesday, April 10 at 2pm EDT.

Featured speakers include:

  • Dr. Devon Cancilla, American Sentinel University
  • Dr. Cordula Robinson, Northeastern University
  • Steven Hick, University of Denver
  • Dr. Anthony Robinson, Penn State University
  • Dr. Rich Schultz, Elmhurst College

Register for the webinar, ‘Geospatial Educators’ Roundtable: What You Need to Know Before Furthering Your Education’.

“The market is saturated with job seekers who have only one- to two years of geographic information systems (GIS) education, but employers are likely to hire a technician with a bachelor’s degree who spent more time in school, took more specialized courses and experienced deeper learning about GIS technology and the community,” says Devon Cancilla, Ph.D., dean, business and technology at American Sentinel University.” This webinar helps current GIS professionals learn how to use their education to further their career and learn what the trends are currently in job placement.”

Topics to be discussed include:

  • What is currently being offered, and how can it work for you?
  • Comparison of GIS degrees and certificates
  • The difference between online and on-site programs and what is right for you?
  • Knowledge base, skills and research focus
  • “Horizontal” technology approaches and vertical “application” approaches
  • Interdisciplinary opportunities
  • How do programs align with the Geospatial Technology Competency Model (GTCM)?
  • How can you use education to further your career, and what are the trends in job placement?
  • Is GIS the right field for you?

“American Sentinel University’s GIS degree programs teach students the concepts, skills and preparation needed to pursue or advance in roles specific to the geographic information industry,” says Dr. Cancilla.

If you are interested in advancing your geospatial career, be sure to tune into a complimentary webinar ‘Geospatial Educators’ Roundtable: What You Need to Know Before Furthering Your Education’ on Tues., Apr. 10 at 2 p.m. EDT.

Learn More About American Sentinel University’s GIS Degrees

American Sentinel is one of the few higher education institutions to offer an accredited, online Bachelor of Science Geographic Information Systems degree. The bachelor’s program prepares students to analyze, interpret and effectively communicate spatial date while providing insights into GIS to solve workplace problems. Learn more about American Sentinel University’s GIS degrees.

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About American Sentinel University

American Sentinel University delivers the competitive advantages of accredited associate, bachelor’s and master’s online degree programs focused on the needs of high-growth sectors, including information technology, computer science, GIS, computer information systems and business intelligence degrees. The university is accredited by the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC), which is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency and is a recognized member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.