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Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Certificate

Mapping out your future begins right here.

Every day, private industry, government agencies, and non-profit organizations across the Central Valley are utilizing GIS resources. However, the lack of trained staff and new recruits has led to staffing shortages and hard-to-fill positions.

Recognizing the growing need for more qualified workers in this field, we offer a comprehensive training program for those looking to pursue a career as a GIS professional or enhance existing skills.

GIS certification can also lead to more frequent job opportunities within the information technology and geospatial disciplines – where this specific education is required.


Completing this program requires the use of a personal computer and a reliable internet connection.  While not required, it is highly recommended that students obtain a personal computer that meets the requirements necessary to operate the ArcGIS Desktop software suite. Please review those computer system requirements before purchasing a new personal computer.  The Windows operating system is required to use ArcGIS Desktop software.  To find the latest requirements necessary to operate ArcGIS Desktop software, please visit:

Admission Requirements

High school diploma or GED

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