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ArcGIS: Introduction

Learn the Essential Concepts of GIS and How to Map in ArcGIS Pro


Course Code: EG0914WB22

US map created with ArcGIS software

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Date & Time

April 7, 14, 21, and 28, 2022
4 Thursday evenings
6:00pm - 9:00pm EDT

In addition to the live online class sessions that will take place on the dates/times listed above, there will be online homework assignments and activities for students to complete in between the class sessions.

Can't attend on this date? View additional upcoming offerings of this course.


Test out your GIS knowledge and skill with hands-on GIS software application! With a focus on layout and core functionality, this 12-hour online evening course offers an overview of basic GIS and spatial analysis concepts, spatial data types and searching for geographic data, ArcGIS Pro components, and an overview of the ArcGIS platform. Increase your ArcGIS Pro and GIS proficiency with practical, in-class exercises!

All participants in this course will receive access to the ArcGIS Pro software during the class and for one month following the conclusion of the course.

Featured Topics:

  • GIS History and Basic Concepts
  • ArcGIS Pro and the ArcGIS Platform
  • Spatial Data Types & Projections
  • Table Joins and Relates
  • Geodatabase Concepts
  • Thematic Maps and Cartography
  • Spatial & Attribute Queries
  • Basic Spatial Analysis & Geoprocessing
  • Publishing Data

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

Continuing Education Credits

In addition to 1.2 Rutgers CEUs, this ArcGIS software training course is approved for the following credits:

NJ Licensed Site Remediation Professionals (LSRP): Pending

NJ Professional Engineers/Land Surveyors: 12 Continuing Professional Competency (CPC) credits

NYS Professional Engineers/Land Surveyors: 12 PDHs

NJ Certified Public Works Managers (CPWM): 8 Information Technology Contact Hours

NJ Licensed Water & Wastewater Operators: 10 TCHs (Approval #01-101902-30)

NJ Health Officers and Registered Environmental Health Specialists: Rutgers University, NJAES, Office of Continuing Professional Education has been approved by the New Jersey Department of Health as a provider of NJ Public Health Continuing Education Contact Hours (CEs). CEs for ArcGIS: Introduction are still pending.

NJ Well Drillers and Pump Installers: Pending

The Wildlife Society: Pending

Multi-Course Registration Fee $795.00 Save when you register for this class and ArcGIS: Editing and Data Development!
Early Registration Fee $895.00 Register on or before March 17, 2022 and save!
Registration Fee $995.00 After March 17, 2022
Cancellation Fee $100.00  

Substitutions are permitted. View cancellation policy.


No meals will be provided.

Accessing this Online Course

This online course will be delivered via Rutgers Canvas learning management system and Zoom. Registrants will receive an email with a link to access the course and a document with tips on how to use Canvas and Zoom prior to the course start date. A link will also be provided to access ArcGIS Pro through ArcGIS Online.

Equipment you will need to access this training:

  • Laptop or desktop computers are required for this class. Mac users must install a PC mirroring software, such as Bootcamp, to access ArcGIS Pro.
  • A microphone and speakers are not necessary as a call-in option is available.

Photo ID Requirement:

Each registrant will be asked provide a photo of him/herself holding their government-issued photo ID. This is required by credit boards so that you may receive credits for participating in this online course.

  • You will receive a reminder email prior to the start of the class with further instructions. Wait to receive these instructions before you attempt to upload your ID.
  • The photo must be clear enough that we can read your name and verify that the person pictured on the ID is in fact the person holding it.
  • After an OCPE staff member reviews the picture and verifies your identity, you will have access to participate in the course when it begins.


  • If this is your first time registering with us, please provide your own unique email address when registering; do not provide an email address that you share with anyone else.

  • If you have previously taken classes with us and have used a shared email address, you must update your account with a unique email address. Click the Register Online button below and sign into your account. On the left side toolbar, click My Account. On the drop-down menu, click Edit Profile/Password. Scroll down to the Email Address field (not the secondary email address field!) and enter your own, individual (not shared!) email address here. Click the Submit button at the bottom to save. If you need assistance updating your account, please email or call (848-932-9271, option 2) our Registration Department.

Note: Pre-registration is required.


Registration will close at midnight on March 31, 2022.

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Program Questions? Contact Us!

Program Coordinator: Suzanne Hills, 848-932-7234
Administrative Assistant: Arleth Mendoza, 848-932-7764

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.