Geographic Information Systems

Dive deep into the world of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) with our specialized courses tailored for professionals who aim to harness the power of geospatial technologies. We offer a comprehensive six-month GIS Professional Certificate, delivered entirely online, that equips graduates to confidently take the Esri ArcGIS Pro Foundation certification exam. Recognized by Esri, the leading global GIS market entity, our program ensures you're prepared for a booming industry that's seeing an ever-increasing demand for certified GIS professionals.

Our professional certificate curriculum is divided into two core segments: GIS Fundamentals, which lays a robust foundation, and GIS Spatial Analysis & Statistics, which dives into advanced applications. These segments are further broken down into ten distinct modules, encapsulating topics from basic web mapping and georeferencing to intricate field collection and cartography. To enhance the hands-on experience, students work on two primary projects, ensuring they're adept with the latest GIS software and its practical applications.

But, if you’re seeking a more concise introduction to the GIS world, we’ve got you covered. Our Introduction to GIS course gives a swift, yet comprehensive overview of the system, making sure you grasp its basics and understand its significance in various industries today. We prioritize providing a holistic GIS learning experience, with a unique emphasis on the transition from desktop GIS software to web applications — a crucial skill in today’s digital landscape.

Registration Options

All registration options require free online account creation prior to purchase. Tuition remission (TR) applies to eligible UR employees only. Alumni discount applies to UR degree programs graduates only.

  • ed2go: Register & pay via our partner ed2go following ed2go refund & cancellation policies. TR may be applied by completing the TR form. Alumni discount does not apply.
  • Enrole: Register & pay via our registration portal following UR refund & cancellation policies. TR may be applied online. Alumni discount may apply.
  • Application: Complete application requirements as directed. May require submitting additional materials. TR may be available upon request. Alumni discount may apply.