Center for Geographic Information Science Research

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The GIS literate Campus Initiative

Cal Poly Pomona is committed to advancing its GIS academic programs to provide instruction, research, and outreach to students, faculty, staff, and constituents around the world. To make this a reality, Cal Poly Pomona launched an ambitious initiative in 1998 aimed at incorporating GIS technology across campus: The GIS Literate Campus Initiative.

The Certificate Program In GIS

Become certified to work in one of the fastest growing fields: Geospatial Technology. The U.S. Labor Department predicts that the Geospatial Technology Industry will grow from three billion dollars in revenue in 1997 to 21 billion dollars in revenue over the next couple of years.

Our GIS Certification program, offered through the College of the Extended University, is unique because it combines instruction in Geographic Information Systems and Science. Each of the certificate courses is taught in two Saturdays from 9:00 am to 5:30 pm in our GIS lab, a state of the art GIS training facility. Participants may also use the lab for course related work during weekday lab open hours.

For more information on the GIS certificate program, visit the Extended University.