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Enrollment Options

  1. Enroll in the Academy alone.
  2. Enroll in the Data Management in the Geodatabase plus GIS Academy bundle for a cumulative discount.

Three-Day Course
22.5 hours
8:30am–5:00pm, WednesdayFriday

Registration & fee required

Continuing education units (CEUs): 2.25

GISCI educational achievement points: 0.5625

This class is eligible for GI Bill education and training benefits.

King Street Center,
Computer Training Room

King County employee discount promo codes 
for online registrations (KCWeb)
next dates to be determined

You have the tools, it's time to refine your techniques

You've worked with ArcGIS and you have access to good data, but now you need to really deliver. Spend three intensive days with skilled King County GIS Center practitioners and learn how to get the most out of your GIS software and data. Our instructors will share their knowledge and help build your skills in a small-class-size, hands-on environment.

GIS Academy Classes

GIS Academy makes it easy to take advantage of KCGIS custom training by delivering four GIS Training Express classes back to back over three days.

We encourage students who want to go even further to add the optional two-day class, "Data Management in the Geodatabase," to their GIS Academy experience. This class occurs Monday and Tuesday of GIS Academy week, and it complements the Academy by teaching advanced ArcGIS skills. It also covers much of the material that was included previously in our former five-day GIS Academy.


Wednesday Thursday Friday
Topics in Advanced GIS Editing
(Part 1)
Efficient Geoprocessing Using ModelBuilder
(Part 1)
Effective Analysis: A Tour of GIS Tools
Topics in Advanced GIS Editing
(Part 2)
Efficient Geoprocessing Using ModelBuilder
(Part 2)
Document Your Data: Mastering Metadata


Save by choosing the Data Management in the Geodatabase plus GIS Academy discount bundle. You get five days of training for only $2,395—a nearly 25% discount.

See King County GIS Training Prices.


Choose the Academy or the Data Management in the Geodatabase plus GIS Academy discount bundle. Use the KCGIS Training Registration form  for either option or register online using these links: entire Academy or Data Management in the Geodatabase plus GIS Academy discount bundle.

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Prerequisites and Recommendations

Students should be familiar with basic GIS theory and the general functionality of ArcCatalog and ArcMap. The GIS Academy also requires a basic knowledge of GIS editing concepts. Completion of Fundamentals of ArcGIS and Intermediate GIS Concepts or equivalent knowledge is required.

What You Will Receive for the three-day GIS Academy

  • 22.5 hours of instruction from subject-matter experts and Academy class authors.
  • Use of a student PC while in class, with appropriate GIS software and access to training data.
  • A copy of the King County GIS Academy course workbook.
  • Upon completion, a signed completion Certificate which will indicate the CEUs (2.25) and GISCI points (0.5625) earned. (See the catalog pages for individual classes and workshops for their CEU and GISCI information.)
  • KCGIS Center’s 30 for 30 Support— Enrollees for the Academy earn 60 minutes of phone support that can be used for 30 days after the Academy ends. This is our commitment to you to help ensure that you can apply your new GIS skills successfully.

Our Students Speak

“The Academy was amazing! Never been to a more informative and useful class.”