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Tailored training services—real world and hands-on

Learn how to use GIS software and data in a real-world business environment. Benefit your employer and enhance your career.

Are you new to GIS or do you want to improve your existing skills? Would you like to expand your skill set to become more productive? Do you want to master the full potential of the GIS software that you use? We can help.

  • The King County GIS Center offers a tailored selection of GIS software, data, and business-process learning opportunities. You'll learn hands-on from experienced, highly effective instructors in our convenient, well-equipped Seattle training facility.
  • ArcGIS for Desktop classes are taught by one of our two 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.
  • Our GIS Academy and custom GIS Training Express classes are designed and taught by senior KCGIS analysts who are subject-matter experts with decades of real-world GIS experience.
  • Frequent free brownbag 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 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, and we can develop custom training solutions for you and your staff.

Our broad range of classes and workshops, experienced instructors, convenient location, and low prices provide exceptional value for the time and money you invest in your GIS future.

30 for 30 Support Program

Our 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 support credits.

Visualize your data for better decisions and superior public service!