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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.
Students planning to pursue GISP certification can apply our courses toward satisfying the GISP's Educational Achievement Component. Students will earn Student Activity Hours (SAH) at a rate of 150 for our Intro course and 120 for each of the other courses. All 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 course is well organized and executed as an online program. I highly recommend it for any entry-level GIS professionals and enthusiasts.