Online GIS Certificate

Online GIS Certificate

In response to the ever-increasing changes in the GIS business world, the University of Redlands now offers an online GIS graduate certificate program starting in fall 2020, pending WSCUC approval. This program is designed to provide working professionals with a basic understanding of GIS and to teach them how to manage a spatial database, extract useful information from remotely sensed data, use Python to extend their GIS, and develop a web GIS application.

Program Highlights

  • Self-paced online program
  • Classes designed and taught by full-time faculty and experienced adjunct faculty from Esri
  • Access extensive Esri online resources
  • Earn graduate-level credits applicable toward a master of science in GIS or a master of GIS
  • Expand your professional network

Program Structure

Online or on the Redlands Campus






week program


week courses


cost per credit

Required Course

  • GIS 610 Fundamentals of Geographic Information, Techniques & Applications (3 credits)

Elective Courses (choose 3 from the following)

  • GIS 662 Geographic Database Management Systems (4 credits)
  • GIS 663 Remote Sensing and Image Analysis (4 credits)
  • GIS 667 Programming for GIS with Python (2 credits)
  • GIS 669 GIS for the Web (2 credits)