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ArcGIS: Introduction

Learn GIS Mapping System Software Through Hands-On Training Course

*Includes free 1-year online license to ArcGIS 10 software*

Course Code: EG0914CC15

ArcGIS: Introduction Series

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Date & Time

Last Held: April 30, May 7, 14 and 21, 2015
Thursday evenings: 4-day course
6:00pm - 9:00pm (Check-in time on Day 1: 5:30pm)

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Test out your GIS knowledge and skill with hands-on GIS software application! With a focus on layout and core functionality, this 12-hour evening course offers an overview of ArcGIS components, basic display and map querying functions, metadata browsing and file management, basic analysis techniques, and map layout. Increase your software proficiency with practical, in-class exercises!

SPECIAL OFFER! All participants in this course will receive a free trial of the ArcGIS 10 software. Practice and refine your newly acquired skills at home or at work for 1-year at no additional cost!

Featured Topics:

  • Introduction to ArcCatalog
  • ArcMap Basics
  • Table Joins and Thematic Maps
  • Setting Projections
  • Attribute selection
  • Spatial Queries
  • Basic Geoprocessing
  • Boolean Logic

Course Participants Appreciate:

  • Quick tips, short cuts
  • Hands-on exercises
  • General program operation
  • Repetition of using tools
  • Mapping and cartography
  • Looking at the data files
  • Getting a sense of software capabilities
  • Applications to transportation issues

To get the most out of this class, students should come with an understanding of the basic concepts of Geographic Information Systems.

Christopher Klaube, NJ Office of GIS, NJOIT
Lyna Wiggins, Ph.D., Rutgers University

Read student reviews about this class!

Continuing Education Credits

The April 30-May 21, 2015 offering of this course was approved for the following credits. We can reapply for similar credits the next time the course runs, but we cannot guarantee credit approval for future offerings.

In addition to 1.6 Rutgers CEUs, this GIS training course is approved for the following credits:

NJ LSRP: 4 Technical CECs

NJ Professional Engineers: 12 Continuing Professional Competency credits

NYS Professional Engineers & Land Surveyors: 12 PDHs

Registration Fee TBD  
Multi-Person Discounted Fee TBD  

Substitutions are permitted. View cancellation policy.


No meals are provided at this course.


GPS systems may not recognize campus addresses. Even if they take you to the correct building, they will not take you to the assigned parking lot. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you use the directions we provide.

Environmental and Natural Resource Building
14 College Farm Rd, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Directions, Parking Information & Map

Note: Pre-registration is required. We're sorry, but we cannot guarantee a seat, materials or meals for walk-in registrants. Location is subject to change; registrants will be notified in the event of a change.


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1. Click here to join our mailing list (please reference "ArcGIS: Introduction" or Course Code EG0914) 
2. Call us at 848-932-9271, select option 3
3. E-mail us at ocpe@njaes.rutgers.edu

Program Questions? Contact Us!

Program Coordinator: Suzanne Hills, 848-932-7234
Administrative Assistant: Sarah McCarthy, 848-932-7703

Attention U.S. Veterans

This course is approved by the New Jersey State Approving Agency for Veterans Training for educational benefits through the GI Bill®. For more information about the GI Bill, click here.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.

Student Reviews

"Both instructors were enthusiastic about material and very helpful for our professional questions."
- Chris Rotondi, Project Manager, 2014 attendee

Instructor Lyna Wiggins is "very engaging and explains concepts clearly."
- Michael Kelly, Project Scientist, Woodard & Curran, 2014 attendee