shrug-l: Online GIS Analyst Certificate Program Offered By UNA Continuing Education ~ Hurry - Classes Begin September 7!

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UNA Continuing Education Offers

Online GIS Analyst Certificate Program

Begins September 7!

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University of North Alabama Continuing Education is proud to offer the UNA Online GIS Analyst Certificate Program.


Registration is underway! Call 256-765-4862 to register by phone or register online at <>  (select Course Catalog, then select GIS Analyst Certificate under the Workplace Heading).   

This certificate program consists of six courses which can be completed within one year.  

*	Introduction to ArcGIS I: GIS Fundamentals
*	Introduction to ArcGIS II: Analysis & Editing
*	Introduction To ArcGIS Pro
*	Using AutoCAD® Data In ArcGIS Desktop
*	Performing GIS Analysis Using ArcGIS
*	Introduction to Model Builder & Python for ArcGIS 


Each course is interactive with the instructor during each lesson. It is like being in a traditional classroom without having to leave the comfort of your home or office.  Students are required to meet with the instructor online on Tuesday & Thursday evenings from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Central Standard Time.  


**You do not have to be enrolled in the certificate program to enroll in the courses.  They can be taken individually or as part of the certificate.  


Discounted rate for enrolling in all 6 courses:  $5499   


Please note: There is a $2.00 registration fee per order 


 Online GIS Analyst Certificate Program


Introduction to ArcGIS I: GIS Fundamentals <> 

September 7 - October 3, 2017


This 16 hour course provides the foundation for understanding GIS, what it can do, and how others are using it. Students learn the basic functions of a GIS, GIS Terminology, and why GIS is a powerful tool for data analysis, retrieval and visualization. In course exercises, students work with ArcMap, an application within ArcGIS Desktop, to visualize geographic data, create maps, query a GIS database, perform spatial analysis using common analysis tools, and solve geographic problems using a systematic approach. This course teaches the skills and knowledge needed to take other ArcGIS Desktop courses. Class will include quizzes for each lesson, a final exam and a final project which will make use of the skills learned.


Introduction to ArcGIS II: Analysis  <> & Editing

October 10 - November 16, 2017


This 24 hour course builds on the skills learned in the Introduction to ArcGIS I course and teaches the range analysis and editing functionality available in the ArcGIS desktop. This hands-on course uses exercises to emphasize practice with ArcMap and ArcCatalog (the primary applications included with ArcGIS Desktop software) to perform common GIS tasks and workflows. The tools for creating and managing geographic data, displaying data on maps in different ways, and combining and analyzing data to discover patterns and relationships are highlighted. Class will include quizzes for each lesson, a final exam and a final project which will make use of the skills learned.

Introduction to ArcGIS Pro <> 

December 5 - 14, 2017

This course introduces existing ArcGIS Desktop users to Esri's newest desktop GIS application ArcGIS Pro. Students will learn how to access common functionality, create and manage projects and more.  Topics covered include: Introducing ArcGIS Pro & Using the Ribbon Interface, Creating 2D & 3D Maps, Creating layouts & Editing Data 


Using AutoCAD® Data In ArcGIS Desktop <> 

January 9 - February 1, 2018


With the ever increasing need for design and GIS professionals to share data, it is critical that GIS users understand and are able to make use of data created with Autodesk's AutoCAD® or similar software. Using AutoCAD® Data in ArcGIS is a course created by eGIS Associates' experienced instructors that explains the various CAD data formats and how to integrate them into standard ESRI data formats such as shapefiles and geodatabases. Class will include quizzes for each lesson, a final exam and a final project which will make use of the skills learned.


Performing GIS Analysis Using ArcGIS <> 

February 13 - March 8, 2018


The power of GIS comes from the ability to link data and maps together so that multiple layers of information can be overlaid together. GIS users are able to perform various types of analysis based on spatial and attribute relationships using attribute queries, visualization techniques, spatial queries and geoprocessing tools. The results of such analysis can be used to answer a host of questions. Class will include quizzes for each lesson, a final exam and a final project which will make use of the skills learned.

This course will introduce students to the powerful analytical capability of GIS using Esri's ArcGIS Platform. Students will learn how and when to use various types of analysis tools including symbology, queries (spatial & attribute), and geoprocessing tools in ArcToolbox. They will also be shown how these can be linked into a workflow to generate answers to complex questions.


Introduction To Model Builder  <> & Python For ArcGIS

March 20 - May 17, 2018


Geoprocessing is an essential aspect of GIS that provides the ability to analyze and process geographic data. Geoprocessing tools can be accessed in ArcGIS via ArcToolbox, Model Builder, or Python scripts. Model Builder and Python allow automation and documentation of analysis workflows and processes. ModelBuilder provides a graphical modeling framework for designing and implementing geoprocessing models that can include system tools, scripts, models, and data. This class discusses how ModelBuilder can be used to create advanced procedures and workflows. Models can then be converted to Python scripts. Python is the standard scripting language for ArcGIS. These scripts allow for even greater automation flexibility and integration with other software and processes. This class will cover basic concepts needed to create, modify and run Python Geoprocessing Scripts. Class will include quizzes for each lesson, a final exam and a final project which will make use of the skills learned.




TRIPP CORBIN, MCP, GISP, Esri Certified Desktop Professional and Esri Certified Enterprise System Design Associate, is an award winning GIS Professional with over 20 years of experience. During those 20 years, he has worked in many aspects of GIS from field data collection and data creation to project management and client support. He is recognized as an industry expert with a variety of geospatial software packages including Esri, Autodesk, Leica and Trimble products. He is also the author of Learning ArcGIS Pro from Packt Publishing.





The Continuing Education Unit (CEU) is a nationally recognized method for noting non-credit Continuing Education participation. One CEU is awarded for each 10 hours of participation. Some programs carry other professional acknowledgements. Certificates of attendance listing the number of CEUs and other approved hours will be available.


Non-credit courses are subject to cancellation if there is insufficient enrollment. In the event a course is cancelled, a registrant has the option of applying the fees paid to another course or receiving a complete refund.


University Of North Alabama

Meghan Fike, CPP

Program Coordinator

Continuing Education & Outreach
UNA Box 5036
Florence, Alabama 35632
(256) 765-4862 - main

(256) 765-4289 - direct <>  

Continuing Education...because learning is a lifelong pursuit.  





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