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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.


At A Glance


13.5 CEUs

Average Completion Time

2 Semesters

Total Cost (3 Courses and Supplies)



CSUB Campus



Admission Cycles

Fall Semester Only

Next Application Deadline

Fall 2020: August 1, 2020

Admission Requirements

High school diploma or GED

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