Bootcamp GIS Director

Andres Abeyta, Executive Director and Founder of Bootcamp GIS

We want to set up our students for success in a highly-competitive job market. If you’re interested in a GIS career, Bootcamp GIS does just that.

The Geographic Information Systems (GIS) industry is rapidly doubling to $18B by 2023. GIS ties location to almost every piece of data collected which can be visualized by a digital map.  Examples of this technology include:

  • Johns Hopkins COVID-19 map
  • USFS Wildfire maps
  • Location based services in most of your smartphone apps 

Despite incredible growth, the industry is finding a significant gap between the skills college-graduate applicants possess and the skills the industry actually needs. 

Through SDSU Global Campus’ partnership with Bootcamp GIS you can earn a Professional Certificate in Enterprise GIS. SDSU’s GIS certificate fills in these skills gaps and prepares students for careers in the GIS industry. Once hired, you’ll be prepared to manage data for things like health trends, smart cities, disaster response, habitat protections, transportation, and renewable energy.

Learn About GIS from the Experts

Andres Abeyta, executive director and founder of Bootcamp GIS, highlights the need for new skills amid a dynamic industry that impacts all disciplines. 

“As an alum of SDSU, I wanted to build an education pathway to address this capacity gap,” said Abeyta. “If you want to be relevant, get hired, or promoted, you should learn the skills of geolocating your data and building the webmaps that impact decisions.”

Abeyta’s experience spans 23 years in federal GIS as a consultant to agencies like US Forest Service, Bureau of Indian Affairs, US Naval Facilities Engineering Command and United States Marine Corps. 

Bootcamp GIS arms students with the skills most used in the field. “Our courses teach you what people in the industry do every single day. That’s what we hire. Those skills will be in the areas of data science, mobile, web services, mobile, and software development,” said Abeyta.

The key to closing the gap is conveying subject-matter expertise from technical practitioners. It’s what makes this program different. Abeyta highlights how important the course instructors are, being noted experts in the industry. 

“We’re the only GIS certificate that’s driven by industry subject-matter experts, not academics,” said Abeyta. “Every exercise you do will be based on real projects.”

Revamp Your GIS Career

The certificate program, with fully online GIS courses, can be completed in a minimum of six months. It’s most beneficial for college graduates, government, and corporate professionals looking to retrain themselves to maintain a competitive advantage.

Take your GIS career to the next level with an enterprise-level certificate from SDSU Global Campus. Find more information about SDSU’s Professional Certificate in Enterprise GIS here