Have you ever used the navigation system in a car? Then you have used a geographic information system (GIS) — a comprehensive database used to query, analyze and display geographic information. GIS can be used in a wide variety of jobs such as environmental management, urban and regional planning, map production and web mapping.
Our GIS Program teaches you the technical skills needed to work with a GIS database and the GIS theory that informs those skills. Whether you are looking to enhance your existing skill set or pivot to a new career, our program will give you the tools to succeed.
Why enroll in our GIS Program?
State-of-the-art GIS Teaching Facility
Our GIS lab is equipped with the latest versions of ESRI ArcGIS, eCognition, ENVI and ERDAS Imagine.
Our courses balance theoretical concepts and practical applications of GIS
Our instructors are professionals and academics who have an average of 15+ years of experience in the field
Our program connects you to fellow students from diverse career backgrounds and working instructors
Certificates & Cost
We offer two GIS paths in our certificate program: 1) a Geographic Information Systems Standard Certificate and 2) a GIS Certificate with a Concentration in Environmental Analysis designed for those looking to learn GIS tailored to an environmental career path. Although not required, many students acquire a job or internship at some time during or shortly after the program.
GIS Standard Certificate (17.6 CEUs)
Up to $4,345 (based on elective choice) for 11-course program
GIS with a Concentration in Environmental Analysis Certificate (19.2 CEUs)
Up to $4,740 (based on elective choice) for 12-course program
Median annual salary for GIS analyst in San Francisco2
12017 CA Gov. EDD Labor Market Information Division
2Based on 2017 Q4 Glassdoor salary survey.