GIS (Geographic Information Systems)

Learn conceptual and practical knowledge of GIS and Geospatial Technology

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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. The GIS industry is growing to be more important than ever before. 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. We offer: 

- A 5-course Certificate in GIS & Geospatial Technology

- A 2 course Specialization in Digital CartographyWeb MappingGeospatial Imagery Analysis

Why study with us? Our programs are Fully Online, designed for entry-level to experienced professionals as well as students. They provide hands-on practical training using real-world geospatial data and state-of-the-art tools and techniques. We train on latest versions of Esri's ArcGIS, QGIS and others with applicable experience in GIS, spatial analysis, GIS programming and more. Also, our courses enables to build a professional portfolio as you complete course activities. 

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Additionally, you can earn education credits towards GISP certification by completing a 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.

An Education Far Beyond the Classroom:

  • Worldwide access. Online courses give you the chance to advance your education remotely and at work times suited to your schedule.
  • Techniques-oriented curriculum. Coursework is structured to provide training in the core geospatial abilities outlined in the U.S. Department of Labor's Geospatial Technology Competency model, ensuring that you will learn the skills and techniques required of most GIS and geospatial technology industry employees.
  • Industry-leading software platforms. Certificate program students are provided with an academic license for ArcGIS Desktop (an industry standard GIS software platform) while enrolled.
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Find a path that works for you.

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

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