GIS schools/courses

Geographic Information Systems programs, certificates, diplomas and degrees (On campus, Online or On-site)
Total 61 training courses/programs at schools in Philadelphia, PA, USA



Community College of Philadelphia

Campus/Training Center: Philadelphia
Phone No.: 215-751-8000

Web GIS

Course Format: Public Course/Instructor-Led/Open Enrollment  V

This course is designed as an introduction to web GIS, exposing students to the programming concepts underlying web-based mapping applications. This course will focus on the basics of web GIS architecture, web technologies, web services, web mapping Application Programming Interfaces (API&,#146,s) and mashups. This course is designed to increase students&,#146, understanding of developing web applications from start to finish. The course will focus on the most widely used API&,#146,s at the time.

GIS (Certificate)

Course Format: Public Course/Instructor-Led/Open Enrollment  V

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is a computerized database management system for capture, storage, retrieval, analysis and display of geographic information. Gain the knowledge and practical skills necessary to develop and manage geographic information projects and to interpret and implement GIS as a decision support system. You will learn how to develop substantial theoretical and practical competencies relating to GIS, develop a foundational understanding of and skill in using industry-standard software, and demonstrate to employers the ability to perform GIS tasks at the entry level.

Upon receiving your academic certificate, you may enter the workforce or your courses may be applied to the Geographic Information Systems associate&,#146,s degree program at the College, as well as transfer to a four-year college.

Career Options
•GIS technician
•Surveying specialist
•Database technician

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Course Format: Public Course/Instructor-Led/Open Enrollment  V

Our Geographic Information Systems (GIS) program will teach you how to turn maps into super sources of information. You will learn how to understand the technical process behind GIS, use basic GIS tools, develop a portfolio of GIS work, create and manage a GIS database, and design and complete GIS projects. You will receive hands-on training utilizing up-to-date computer hardware and software, and learn theories and skills to manage GIS projects.

Career Options
•GIS technician
•Surveying specialist
•Database technician


Temple University Center City

Campus/Training Center: Philadelphia
Phone No.: 215.204.TUCC (8822)

Advanced Techniques in Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Course Format: Public Course/Instructor-Led/Open Enrollment  V

This course explores ArcGIS extensions, including Spatial Analyst, 3D Analyst, Network Analyst, and Image Analyst, and their uses in the field of community and regional planning. It introduces data collection methods, using GPS and Aero-Triangulation, the GIS-based concepts and applications of land suitability analysis, and Planning Support Systems software (such as CommunityViz and Index) for land-use forecasting and planning. Students work on real-world environmental planning projects in a studio setting using local and regional data sets. Guest lectures are offered by GIS practitioners.


Colorado State University OnlinePlus

Campus/Training Center: Online
Phone No.: (877) 491-4336

GIS Water Resource Applications

Course Format: Online/Virtual Classroom/Webinar  V

Students will be exposed to GIS applications focusing on water resources. They will assess online data sources, learn how to download and pre-process digital data, and analyze water information. Students will learn through demonstrations, lectures, discussion sessions and hands-on labs. Students will demonstrate their understanding of class concepts through the development of a project that will include developing a GIS database and conducting analysis from techniques learned in class.

GIS in Civil and Environmental Engineering

Course Format: Online/Virtual Classroom/Webinar

GIS technology for spatial design/analysis, applications in facilities management, urban infrastructure, water resources, environmental engineering.

Engineering Applications of GIS and GPS

Course Format: Online/Virtual Classroom/Webinar

Integration of GPS and GIS in the planning and decision making process, application to case study.


University of Illinois at Chicago

Campus/Training Center: Online
Phone No.: 312-996-7000

GIS for Environmental and Public Health Professionals

Course Format: Online/Virtual Classroom/Webinar

Aims to promote a critical understanding of the basic practices and techniques associated with GIS applications in the environmental and public health areas.


Northeastern University College of Professional Studies

Campus/Training Center: Online
Phone No.: 1.877.668.7727

Internet-Based GIS

Course Format: Online/Virtual Classroom/Webinar

Introduces the basic concepts associated with publishing spatial data and serving maps on the Internet. Examines the use of Internet mapping software, as well as the basics of designing and operating an effective map publishing and customization environment.

GIS Management and Implementation

Course Format: Online/Virtual Classroom/Webinar

Examines strategies for successful GIS management and implementation in an organizational context. Investigates four primary issues: implementation planning, data management, data and technology assessment, and organizational setting.

GIS Customization

Course Format: Online/Virtual Classroom/Webinar  V

Provides an in-depth introduction to the customization of Esri ArcGIS using Python. The focus is on providing a fundamental understanding of how Python is integrated into ArcGIS 10. Students have an opportunity to gain a working knowledge of how to apply Python in ArcMap. Weekly assignments are deigned to provide hands-on experience with ArcGIS, Modelbuilder, Python, geoprocessing, and ArcPy. ESRI Virtual Campus classes are used to enhance the materials being explored in the text and exercises.

GIS Analysis

Course Format: Online/Virtual Classroom/Webinar

Explores the practical application of GIS to support geographic inquiry and decision making. Focuses on technical knowledge of the common tasks that a GIS analyst faces in applying GIS to a variety of spatial problems. Offers students an opportunity to gain hands-on experience with a leading commercial GIS software package.

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