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Attention: New GIS Certificate Program Enrollment Policy

Due to COVID-19 schedule changes, we ask you to enroll in GIS Certificate Program courses no later than two weeks prior to the class start date and pay within five days after enrolling to prevent being dropped. Please note that students need to have at minimum: access to their own computer, a reliable internet connection, an internet browser, and ability to use Zoom. In the two weeks preceding the class, students are expected to familiarize themselves with Zoom and Labspace (for access to ArcGIS Pro / ArcMap). This new policy is meant to ensure that:

  • Instructors have enough time to request Labspace access for themselves and all of their students
  • IGISc staff coupled with AT / ESRI technical support are able to offer additional scheduled troubleshooting support sessions for enrolled students
    • Including the Citrix Receiver for Labspace / Zoom and ArcGIS Pro / ArcMap and other required software
  • Students have the option of troubleshooting support that will help them decide before the class starts whether they actually have the adequate software needed to successfully complete a class

Course Enrollment & Payment Deadlines

Course Scheduled Date Course Offering Enrollment Deadline
(11:59 p.m.)
Latest Payment Deadline1 Optional Zoom Tech Support Session2
15 days after the student enrolls (11:59pm), dates below assume a student has signed up ON the enrollment deadline
2IGISc Optional 1-hr Technical Support Session for help with software installation (troubleshooting will occur during a pre-scheduled Zoom meeting)
GEOG 9036 2D and 3D Mapping with Drones April 10 & 11, 2020 Cancelled      
GEOG 9032 Ecological Applications  April 17 & 18, 2020 Running with Remote Option Sunday, April 5, 2020 Friday, April 10, 2020 Wednesday, April 8, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
GEOG 9027 Spatial Analysis of Public Health Data April 24 & 25, 2020 Running with Remote Option Sunday, April 12, 2020 Friday, April 17, 2020 Wednesday, April 15, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
GEOG 9004 Managing a GIS Project May 1 & 2, 2020 Running with Remote Option Sunday, April 19, 2020 Friday, April 24, 2020 Thursday, April 23, 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
GEOG 9010 GPS for GIS May 8 & 9, 2020 Cancelled      
GEOG 9030 Building a Geodatabase  May 15 & 16, 2020 Running with Remote Option Sunday, May 3, 2020 Friday, May 8, 2020 Wednesday, May 6, 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

The Institute for Geographic Information Science (IGISc) is a research institution dedicated to the promotion and support of geographic information technology. We continuously strive to stay at the cutting edge in geospatial software and analytical methods in order to provide the highest quality training, consulting, and research support.


  • Spatial Data Analysis
  • Object and Pixel-Based Remote Sensing
  • Database Development
  • Statistical and Geostatistical Modeling
 LiDAR Surface Elevation Model

GIS Training

  • Professional GIS Certificate
  • Specialized Courses
  • On-site Instruction
  • Tutoring
  • Workshops
 Topographic Map

Consulting and Support

  • Installation and Licensing
  • Data Management
  • Software and Hardware Recommendations
  • Web Mapping Projects
 Mount Diablo Map