SCAG and Cal Poly Pomona Collaborate to Offer GIS Training Program for Planning Professionals


SCAG is thrilled to announce its partnership with Cal Poly Pomona’s Department of Urban and Regional Planning to provide the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Training Program, tailored for planning professionals in each of the six SCAG counties. Developed from insights from the Regional Data and Services Experience Survey, this two-and-a-half-day program will equip attendees with GIS skills to effectively tackle real-world planning challenges.

Who Should Attend

Planners, GIS technicians, engineers, management analysts and other professionals from local jurisdictions across the SCAG region are encouraged to participate.

Program Overview

The SCAG GIS Training Program offers a comprehensive overview of GIS principles and applications, providing participants with practical skills essential for effective planning. The program will also familiarize trainees with SCAG tools and resources to address local planning issues. As a bonus, these training sessions are eligible for American Institute of Certified Planners Certification Maintenance credits.

View the detailed course syllabus.

Program Schedule

Commencing in late May and concluding in early July, the program will span three consecutive days of tailored training sessions for each county within the SCAG region. Day one will commence at 9 a.m. and conclude at noon, while days two and three will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Refer to the syllabus for a detailed breakdown of course topics and daily program schedules.

  • Riverside County (Virtual): Wednesday, May 22 – Friday, May 24, 2024
  • Imperial County (In-person): SCAG Imperial County Regional Office, Wednesday, May 29 – Friday, May 31, 2024
  • Orange County (Virtual): Tuesday, June 4 – Thursday, June 6, 2024 
  • San Bernardino County (Virtual): Wednesday, June 19 – Friday, June 21, 2024
  • Ventura County (Virtual): Wednesday, June 26 – Friday, June 28, 2024
  • Los Angeles County (In-person): SCAG Los Angeles Main Office, Wednesday, July 10 – Friday, July 12, 2024
Contact Information

For inquiries regarding the training program, please reach out to SCAG’s Local Information Services Team (LIST) at or Tom Vo at To explore more about the Regional Data Platform and its resources, visit the SCAG website.


Interested individuals can sign up for a GIS Training Session using the registration form.