The KCGIS Training Program is King County's multi-faceted approach to providing tailored training options to meet the learning needs of GIS users and professionals. We offer a broad mix of learning opportunities, which includes ArcGIS for Desktop® classes, a growing catalog of custom King County GIS Training Express™ classes, our weeklong GIS Academy™, free brownbag workshops, and specialized classes offered by our GIS training partners.
What We Offer: Tailored Training Services – Real World and Hands-On
Learn how to use GIS software and data. Learn how to use GIS in a real-world business environment.
Are you new to GIS? Do you want to refine your skills or acquire specialized GIS training? Would you like to become more productive and master the full potential of the GIS software that you use? GIS training from the King County GIS Center will benefit your employer and enhance your career.
The KCGIS Center offers a tailored selection of GIS software, data, and business-process learning opportunities, with ArcGIS for Desktop classes, a growing catalog of custom GIS Training Express classes, our unique weeklong GIS Academy, and frequent free brownbag workshops. Learn hands-on from experienced and highly effective instructors in our convenient, well-equipped Seattle training facility. We can even bring our training to your work site.
ArcGIS for Desktop classes are taught by one of our two experienced Esri Certified Trainers, Cheryl Wilder and Mary Ullrich. Cheryl is the KCGIS Center Training Coordinator. Both Cheryl and Mary are working GIS analysts and CompTIA Certified Technical Trainers (CTT ). Our ArcGIS for Desktop classes utilize training curricula and workbooks from our training partner, TeachMeGIS of Houston, Texas.
The GIS Academy and our custom GIS Training Express classes are designed and taught by senior KCGIS analysts who are subject-matter experts with years of real-world GIS experience.
Frequent free workshops can help anyone access and master KCGIS resources, such as iMap, census data, and property information.
URISA Certified Workshops are developed, peer-reviewed, and maintained by subject-matter experts and provide vendor-independent education for GIS professionals and users. The workshops are taught by URISA-certified instructors.
Our new 30 for 30 Program is a support plan that is included at no additional cost with selected ArcGIS Desktop classes.
Our training partners bring specialized classes and advanced GIS training to our Seattle training facility.
We can bring our training to your site too, saving you time and money.
Our broad range of tailored classes and workshops, experienced instructors, convenient location, and low prices provide exceptional value for the time and money you invest in your GIS future.
Let the KCGIS Center Training Program tailor a cost-effective solution for your GIS training needs.
30 for 30 Support Program
Our new 30 for 30 Support Program is designed to ensure that you can successfully apply what you learn in our classes after you are back on the job.
Here's how it works. Students who successfully complete designated ArcGIS Desktop classes will have follow-up access to their instructor for up to 30 minutes of phone, email, or face-to-face support that can be used for 30 days after their class ends. GIS Academy students will have 60 minutes of support within 30 days. (30 for 30 Program support is subject to instructor availability, is available during our normal business hours only, and is not transferable.)
Need even more one-on-one support? Ask about buying KCGIS GIS support credits.
Follow these links to learn moreabout the GIS training available to you through the King County GIS Center.