An overview of UCR Extension’s 6-week Professional GIS Summer Academy. Learn how Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technologies and applications benefit businesses, government, schools, healthcare organizations, law enforcement and fire, as well as individuals by sharing data that can be easily visualized and understood. If you are considering a career in GIS or want to advance your GIS skills to move up in your organization, then this project-based summer program is for you. The summer program offers 180 hours of professional level instruction using real-world data and the most current GIS platforms and technologies. The information session will also cover how to enroll, program schedule, financial assistance, and other logistics.