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With location as a service, cloud computing, 3D modeling and other trends, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technologies are becoming more prevalent in everyday life. Our GIS and Geospatial Technology Programs are created in partnership with the UCLA Department of Geography, recognized internationally as a leader in research and education.
Earn education credits towards GISP certification by completing our certificate or courses. You can earn Student Activity Hours (SAH) for our courses, at a rate of 150 for our Introduction in GIS course and 120 for each of the other courses. All the courses are transferable and are accredited, approved by the UCLA Academic Senate as credit-bearing courses. Courses carry both lower-division (Intro) and upper-division (all other courses) undergraduate credit.
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The UCLA Extension GIS program has taught me extensive GIS knowledge and problem-solving skills with valuable hands-on experiences using powerful ArcGIS and QGIS software. Every coursework is well organized and executed as an online program. I highly recommend it for any entry-level GIS professionals and enthusiasts.” -- Jae-il Shin