Course Description

Course ID: 
Technical / Software
Continuing Education Units: 

This 3-day hands-on class introduces participants to the environmental applications of ESRI's ArcGIS 10 software. The course will build upon a discussion of general concepts and vocabulary to form a comprehensive overview of ArcGIS PRO’s functions and uses in the environmental field. Each participant will have their own computer workstation to create, edit, display and analyze real world environmental data during numerous hands-on exercises. On the third day, participants will have an opportunity to expand their skills by applying their knowledge to more complex and in-depth projects.


"Great overview of tools and tasks...Exercises were great at walking through and showing how each tool can be applied to real world situations."-Adam J, March 2014

"This course took me through a ton of useful information in just a short period of time, and the price was right!" Adam C, March 2014

"It is very applicable to my job duties, I will immediately be able to use these tools." -E. Moore, March 2013

"…very relevant to natural resource work. " -S. Miller, March 2013

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Apply a conceptual overview of GIS and spatial analysis to environmental data
  • Understand and utilize the fundamental capabilities of ArcGIS
  • Conduct overlay analysis
  • Create intersects, buffers, unions and clips using the Geoprocessing Wizard
  • Measure spatial relationships between layers of geographic data
  • Perform complex relational database queries
  • Generate presentation-quality maps

Prerequisites: Basic understanding of computer operations.

*reduced tuition is available to employees of Native American tribes, government agencies, and nonprofits; students; and NAEP, NEBC, NWAEP members 

Please wait to receive a course confirmation email, roughly one month prior to the class, before making any travel arrangements.

Attendees will receive a course manual containing workshop proceedings and reference material.

Intended Audience: 

This hands-on course is intended for environmental and graphics professionals involved in the collection, interpretation, and presentation of spatially related data. Attendees will learn the uses and capabilities of ArcGIS 10 by working first-hand on sample scenarios. Previous GIS experience is not required.

Once your order has been placed, you are subject to our cancellation policy regardless of the status of your invoice.

  • 31 days prior to training -> 100% refund
  • 30-16 days prior to training -> 50% refund
  • 15 - start of course -> No refund available

Attendee replacement acceptable at anytime.

Course registration fees and cancellation policy are subject to change without notice.

More Information

Course Topics

Overview of ArcCatalog and ArcMap
Connecting to Data
Adding Layers
Working with Geographic Features
Feature Attributes within a Data Frame
Querying and Selecting Geographic Features
Editing Features
Working With CAD Drawings
Creating Summary Charts
Manipulating Tables
Creating Tables
Mapping Buffers
Adding Database Features
Layouts and Printing Maps
Basic On-Screen Digitizing/Georeferencing
Intro to Spatial Analyst Extension
Intro to 3D Analyst Extension


What to Bring

Pen or pencil and paper to take notes. Drinks and light snacks will be provided. You will be on our own for lunch.  

Billing Information

In order to guarantee a space in a course, the tuition must be paid in full TWO WEEKS before the first day of the course by either check or credit card. State and government agencies paying with a purchase order are allowed payment under the two-week time frame if a copy of the purchase order is received by NWETC.

If You Need to Cancel


  • With 31 or more days notice, we will offer a 100% refund or credit towards a future course. The credit is good for one year and may be applied to any course.
  • With 30-8 days notice, we will offer a course credit towards a future course. The credit is good for one year and may be applied to any course.
  • With fewer than 8 days notice, there is no course credit available

*Please note that attendee replacement is welcome at any time

Disability Accommodations

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