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Training Opportunities

Fresno State GIS Certificate of Advanced Study - Fall 2012

Fresno State has launched a new online GIS Certificate of Advanced Study, with classes scheduled to begin in fall 2012. This graduate-level program consists of 12 units and can be completed in two consecutive semesters, and has been developed to meet the growing need for GIS skills in today’s job market. For more details and information on how to apply, visit

GIS Workshops at GIS Education Center, San Francisco

GISEC is the website for the City College of San Francisco GIS Education Center. GISEC provides low-cost and quick GIS training, courses, and education. Spring 2012 workshops include:

* Early registration fee is available for up to one week before the class begins.

University of California, Riverside GIS Summer Academy

Geographic Information Systems Summer Certificate
June 27 – August 3, 2012

In this intensive summer program, the project-based curriculum combines lecture and practical lab work (with real-world data) using the Esri software platform, including ArcGIS Desktop, ArcGIS Server, and ArcSDE solutions.

Introduction to GIS for Educators - Summer GeoTech Workshops

For summer 2012, GeoTech will host two GIS technology-focused workshops for educators, featuring an Introduction to GIS workshop taught by an Esri-certified instructor:

  • June 11-15, Coastline College, Los Angeles,
  • June 25-29, San Francisco, CA

This workshop is designed specifically for two-year college educators from any discipline who are interested in learning about GIS and bring back a working knowledge and ready-to-use curriculum and material back to their classroom for fall 2012 and beyond.  This 4.5 day event will provide educators with all the knowledge, skills, and materials necessary to incorporate GIS into their own curriculum in fall 2012.

Santa Rosa Junior College - Spring 2012 Courses

GIS courses (PDF):

  • GIS 40 - Introduction to GIS - starts Jan. 20
  • GIS 51 - Intermediate GIS - starts Jan. 17
  • GIS 53 - Cartography in GIS - starts Jan. 18

Surveying Technology courses (PDF):

  • SURV 51 - Plane Surveying Applications - starts Jan. 18
  • SURV 57 - Advanced GPS - starts Jan. 19
  • SURV 59 - Boundary Control and Legal Principles - starts Jan. 23

Civil Engineering Technology courses (PDF):

  • CEST 51 - Civil Drafting Technology - starts Jan. 18
  • CEST 63 - Subdivision Planning - starts Jan. 17
  • CEST 64 - Public Works Inspection - starts Jan. 17
  • CEST 81 - Civil Engineering Design - starts Jan. 17

REGISTRATION INFORMATION: Students can register for classes online (, or in person. For more information about how to register, contact the Registration Office, 707-527-4685. From out of the area, call 1-800-564-7752.

College of Marin - Spring 2012 Courses

INTRO TO SPATIAL ANALYSIS USING GIS - Geography 127 (Spring Semester, 16 Monday nights, excluding holidays) explores the true power of GIS –Spatial Analysis. Using lecture and hands-on computer time with ESRI'sSpatial Analyst™, students learn more about raster data and the hidden patterns, relationships and previously unknown stories that can be revealed in this spatial data. The class also includes a project where students apply spatial analysis to their area of interest and present it in a map. (Transfer Credit: 3 units CSU)

  • Mondays, 5:40-8:30 PM
  • Class starts January 23

Shasta Community College Online Raster GIS Course starts Feb. 21

GIS 23 (Raster GIS) has been changed to fully online delivery. Registered students will be issued a 1 year student license of ArcGIS 10 and access to ESRI Virtual Campus courses. The course runs from Feb 21-April 27.

  • Course Description: This course provides students skills for access, representation, and manipulation of raster data in a range of different formats. Students will learn various methods for the display of raster data.  Students will perform manipulation and analysis of grid data sets, such as digital elevation models (DEM). Use of imagery as a foundation GIS dataset will be covered.  Visit for more information.