Geographic Information Systems, Certificate | Part time online (optional) | University of California, Davis | Davis, United States
24 months
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About

At the Geographic Information Systems program from University of California, Davis, they offer beginning, intermediate and advanced courses that give students hands-on experience with the ArcGIS software package and the practical skills—such as database management, Python programming and cartographic design—necessary to becoming an effective GIS specialist.

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Overview

Career Outlook: GIS Specialists

GIS specialists usually begin as technicians or analysts, and can advance to supervisor or managerial roles, such as GIS coordinator, GIS project manager or GIS developer. Many GIS specialists have a background in geography or other environmental science programs and some states require cartographers to be licensed as surveyors. GIS specialists can also earn certifications, such as a Certified GIS Professional (GISP) through the GIS Certification Institute or Esri Technical Certification for Esri’s ArcGIS software, which can help you stand out in a competitive market. 

There are also several professional organizations that GIS specialists can join for networking and educational opportunities, including The Imaging & Geospatial Information Society (ASPRS), the National States Geographic Information Council (NSGIC), the American Association of Geographers (AAG) and the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA).

If you’re new or trying to break into GIS, our classes on the Coursera platform are a great place to learn some basic skills. For more advanced training, the Geographic Information Systems program from University of California, Davis offers beginning, intermediate and advanced courses in GIS that provide hands-on experience with the ArcGIS software package and other practical skills—such as database management, Python programming and cartographic design—necessary to become an effective GIS specialist. 

Whether you want to start a new career in GIS or expand your existing GIS skill set, our program will help you gain a clear understanding of GIS technology and terminology, along with the training and expertise to put them to use. Finally, if you’re a more experienced GIS practitioner, we offer a variety of individual courses that will help you develop and hone individual skills.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

Required

  • Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
  • Advanced GIS: Productivity, Geoprocessing and Analysis
  • Data Acquisition and Evaluation/GPS
  • GIS Database Design
Electives
  • GIS for Watershed Analysis: Advanced
  • GPS for Advanced Applications
  • GIS for Watershed Analysis: Intermediate
  • Introduction to UrbanFootprint
  • Python Programming for GIS
  • Using GIS to Manage, Analyze and Promote Sustainability

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.

Language

English

Credits

16 SCH

Delivered

On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Fill out a brief program registration form. By doing so, you declare your intent to complete the program in 5 years or less, lock in program requirements and will be contacted by a program adviser who will work with you to map out your academic path.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    2612 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5225 USD for the full programme during 24 months.
  • National

    2612 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5225 USD for the full programme during 24 months.
  • In-State

    2612 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5225 USD for the full programme during 24 months.

Living costs for Davis

1100 - 1600 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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