Program at a Glance

Admission Cycle: 
New cohorts begin each January and August.

Online Geospatial Certificate Program

GIS, Remote Sensing & Cartography

Our Geospatial Certificate Program provides foundational concepts and methods in GIS, Remote Sensing, and Cartography that are transferable and relevant across disciplines and industries.

Advance your career

Whether you're considering a career change or looking to advance or augment your current career, our Geospatial Certificate Program will give you the tools to stay current in an exciting and expanding field. Find out more today!

100% Online Courses are flexible and interactive

The accelerated program has a flexible course sequence and is devised to meet your career interests. Courses are 100% online—ideal for working people who want to advance in their current career, break into a new field, gain points towards a license, or advance the mission of their organizations. Courses are offered in fast-paced 8-week compressed terms, designed to be completed in 11-14 months. The course sequence is flexible – most classes can be taken in any order. Need a break? Have a big work deadline coming up? Take a term off and pick it back up when you're ready.  (Note: changing sequence or skipping terms will extend time to completion. See the course schedule below.)

The courses consist of interactive online forums, instructional videos, readings from leading industry texts and websites, and weekly modules and assignments with fixed due dates to keep you on track. You can expect to spend 18-20 hours per week on coursework (per course). Courses are fully asynchronous (but not self-paced), meaning you can complete this coursework at any time of day -- there is no requirement to be online at a specific time.  

You will interact with your professors and fellow students via online forums and email. Each course has dedicated teaching assistants to provide assignment and technical support. The certificate program can be completed remotely or on campus.

Supportive faculty

Our faculty draws from their diverse work experience in public, private and nonprofit sectors to create career-relevant courses. With an excellent student-faculty ratio, you can expect to receive personalized support to achieve your goals.



Class Title Class # Credits Starts
GSP 316, 4 units
Jun 1
Geospatial Concepts
GSP 101/101L, 3 units
Aug 23
Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
GSP 270, 3 units
Oct 18
Intermediate GIS
GSP 370, 3 units
Jan 18
Introduction to Remote Sensing
GSP 216, 3 units
Mar 22