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 College, 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.

A Convenient Schedule

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 places like Argonne National Laboratory, governmental agencies and more. 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

At Elmhurst, you’ll have access to industry-standard software through our dedicated GIS 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 in to the latest tools in the business.

Gainful Employment Disclosure

This graduate certificate program is approved as a Gainful Employment Program through the US Department of Education and is, therefore, eligible for Federal Student Aid. Disclosure Statements about occupations, on-time graduation rate, tuition and fees, and median loan debt for this program can be found here.

Elmhurst’s GIS program aligns with the core guidelines of the National Center for Geographic Information Analysis (NCGIA), the proposed standards of the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association (URISA) and the GIS Certification Institute (GISCI) for professional GIS certification.

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