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Everything you need to know for classes and workshops offered at King Street Center is on the Registration Page.

Training events offered at other locations will have customized registration forms and additional information that applies only to the specific offering. Look for special links in the catalog listings.

The KCGIS Center teaches classes in using Esri ArcGIS for Desktop® software. We also teach a variety of custom classes and workshops that we have developed on GIS topics of interest to GIS users, analysts, and editors. Several KCGIS staff members are certified to teach URISA Certified Workshops, some of which they have authored, and the KCGIS Center runs URISA’s Pacific Northwest Education Center. Check out our Training Catalog for the full range of offerings.

Esri ArcGIS for Desktop® classes are taught by our experienced Esri Certified Trainer, Mary Ullrich. Mary is a working GIS analyst and a CompTIA Certified Technical Trainer (CTT ).

A number of other KCGIS Center staff members—working GIS analysts, developers, and project managers—teach custom KCGIS-developed classes and workshops, as well as URISA Certified Workshops. Meet the entire training team on our Faculty page.

Most KCGIS training events are held in our King Street Center training facility in the Pioneer Square neighborhood of downtown Seattle.

We offer classes in other locations around the Northwest upon request. We also provide affordable on-site training for organizations as an alternative to sending students to Seattle. For more information or to request a cost estimate, please contact Dennis Higgins, KCGIS Center Client Services Manager, at 206-477-4415. 

Selected programs of study at the King County GIS Center are approved by the Washington State Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board’s State Approving Agency (WTECB/SAA) for enrollment of veterans and eligible beneficiaries under Title 38 and Title 10, USC. For more information on GI Bill benefits see www.gibill.va.gov (external link).

We’ll notify you if a seat becomes available for you, usually within a week of the beginning of the class.