Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Certificate for Adults

A background in GIS opens the door to some of today’s most dynamic careers. With a certificate from Elmhurst University, you’ll have the skills to begin or expand a career in everything from crime analysis to emergency management to national security.

The Skills You Need To Succeed

In small classes, you’ll learn to collect and analyze data, create maps, and solve spatial problems. Whatever you want to do in GIS, Elmhurst will give you the tools you need to reach your goals.

GIS Certificate Online Courses

Elmhurst’s GIS program is entirely online, making it easy to fit classes into your busy schedule. Join an interactive class from the comfort of your home, or view the webinar at a later date—it’s up to you. Courses are accelerated, too, so you can complete your certificate in less than a year.

Outstanding Faculty

GIS faculty at Elmhurst have years of practical experience at Argonne National Laboratory, private businesses and local agencies. Most of all, they’re dedicated to helping you succeed. All of our instructors regularly take time outside of class to work with students on an individual basis.

High-Tech Tools

Here, you’ll have access to industry-standard software through our Elmhurst server. No need to come to campus or download programs—just connect to our powerful server from anywhere, on any device, and you’ll be plugged into the latest tools in the business.

The Elmhurst University GIS Certificate Program for Adults is aligned with the core guidelines of the University Consortium for Geographic Information Science (UCGIS) Body of Knowledge and with the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA) guidelines. All coursework is accepted for the application for a Professional GIS Certification (GISP) by the GIS Certification Institute (GISCI).

Graduate-Level GIS Options

Do you already have a college degree? If so, did you know that Elmhurst also offers a master’s degree program in GIS, as well as a graduate certificate in GIS? Find more information on these programs below.

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