FOR 496 /796. ESRI On Line Courses (Applications of GIS)
ESRI of Redlands, CA offers a number of on-line courses about using GIS and about their software ArcGIS. This software is the NY State default GIS and is the most commonly used system on campus. These courses can be taken for 1-3 credit hours. The courses consist of a set of modules that cover the material indicated in the course name and description (see below). Since ESF uses this software and its extensions under the SU license that is where you find the courses that are available at no cost.
There are two sets of ESRI courses you can take for free. The first set is of courses that require a password that I obtain from SU and ESRI for you. These courses are listed in a pdf document locatate here. The second set of courses are free courses that do not require a password. These are described in the second document on the SU page but a better, searchable version is provided by ESRI here.
The free courses are not the 0nly courses ESRI offers and you can go to their training site for a complete list and descriptions of both the free and not-free courses.
The courses cover a lot of topics and are of different lengths. The number of credit hours is based on the number and length of the course(s) selected. Each course is made up of a number of modules and quizzes. You can take the quizzes as many times as you like. The last grade for each quiz is recorded in the course transcript. However, that quize grade only partially determines course grade.
To take this course you have to meet with me and you agree on which courses you will take and for how many credits. Then you and I sign a contract about the course(s) you are going to take, the number of credit hours for the 796 course, and how you will be evaluated,
The basic requirements for the course are:
If you want to take a free course but not for credit you can either contact the SU library site to get a password for a course or you can just email me with the name of course(s) you desire.
Both Dr. Bevilacqua and I usually have a number of CDs containing a student version of ArcGIS with a one year license for distribution.
ESRI course catalog
List of links to commonly selected courses
Learning ArcGIS Desktop (for ArcGIS 10)
Creating and Integrating Data for Natural Resources Applicatios for ArcGIS 9.
Basics of Raster Data (for ArcGIS 10)
This page updated on 8.24.'11 .. Email me or call 315-470-6674 (only in on Wednesdays) or at 315-263-2196 for more information.