Map Out a Better Future with

UCLA Extension's GIS and Geospatial Technology programs and courses

With location-aware technologies becoming more prevalent in everyday life, the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) industry is growing and becoming more important than ever before.

UCLA Extension's GIS and Geospatial Technology Certificate Program, created in partnership with the UCLA Department of Geography, is an entry-level program designed to help students with little to no formal GIS training or work experience develop the skills necessary to either integrate GIS into an existing career or find an entry-level GIS job.

With this one-year online certificate, you'll gain the conceptual and practical knowledge of GIS and mapping. Try it first! If you decide the course is not for you, you can receive a full refund up to a week after the course begins.

Plot Your Future in GIS With Our New Specializations

  • Digital Cartography: Learn how to effectively communicate using maps and geographic information.
  • Web Mapping: Learn how to construct sophisticated interactive Web maps using both existing Web mapping platforms and custom programming solutions.
  • Geospatial Imagery Analysis: Learn how to apply GIS image analysis techniques to data retrieved using remote sensors, including satellite and aerial imaging platforms.

"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 coursework is well organized and executed as an online program. I highly recommend it for any entry-level GIS professionals and enthusiasts." -- UCLA Extension GIS Certificate student"