Professional Development

The Washington College GIS Program offers a wide variety of professional development opportunities for adults seeking to learn more about geospatial technology as well as K-12 curriculum materials that are currently being used in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and New York.

There are three options for taking our professional development workshops:

  1. in-person at your facility;

  2. on the Washington College campus; or

  3. on our online training academy located at

In person, each workshop takes 3 days to complete. You can also elect to take an online workshop which takes approximately 9 weeks to complete. The online workshop meets virtually for an hour once a week. The time you meet is decided among you and your peers. The workshop will require 4-5 hours of time to work individually on the materials and prepare for the next lesson. 

Please contact us for group discount information


Technical support is a  short phone call or video conference away.


These workshops were originally developed with funding through the Maryland Higher Education Commission, the Governor's Office for Crime Control & Prevention, the Tuscarora Intermediate Unit 11, and the Dover Area School District. Many our materials are accessible if you create a free guest user account.  Create your account and check out our Workshops, ArcGIS 10.3 GT 10 and GT 20 for example.

To enroll in our online workshops click the log-in button in the upper right top of screen and create your own new user account. We encourage you to take a look around and feel free to learn. 

Workshops and Topics Covered



If you like what you see, we encourage you to check out our Facebook page and "like" our program.

Workshop Registration

While you may have guest access to our courses, this guest access does not come with any support.  If you wish to have support while you learn then you will need to sign up for a course by using the forms supplied below. Registration is an easy process that uses an online form.

A registered student may do the following things that a guest cannot do:

1. You will be able to submit lesson assignments and have these assignments reviewed by a working GIS professional with constructive comments to help you understand how you did.

2. You may receive technical support via phone, email, or through interactive Adobe Connect sessions where we can view your screen and also remotely show you what you may be missing.

3 You will be able to submit your final project, ask for help while you try to master the project requirements, and receive feedback on your final project.

4. You may access the HELP, FAQ, and Forum sections of the site.

5. Upon completion of the course, you will receive formal documentation of your accomplishment. This formal documentation can then be used to show your continuing professional education for certification through programs like GISP.

Online Registration Form      Workshop Flyer (pdf)

All workshops are available to anyone with an interest in Geospatial Technology. 

For additional information please contact Erica McMaster at

Additional Information

Geospatial Workshops by Washington College is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.

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