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Basic ArcGIS® Level I

Earn The Marcellus Institute at Mansfield University's basic GIS workshop certificate in 6 weeks using ESRI's ArcGIS® Desktop, the World's leading GIS software. Master the basic fundamentals of the World's leading GIS software at your own pace through Mansfield University's online learning environment, Desire 2 Learn. Each module is individually paced and gated. Students will have access to 24/7 technical support and will share ideas and discussions with others.


The Program

Each module will prepare you for the topics and activities presented in later modules. Students must satisfactorily complete a module before proceeding to the next.

Module 1 Using & Making Maps with ArcGIS® Desktop:
  • Open and save a map document (.mxd)
  • Work with map layers
  • Navigate in a map document
  • Measure distances

Module 2 Tools of ArcGIS® Desktop:

  • Work with feature attributes
  • Select features
  • Work with attribute tables
  • Label features

Module 3 Map Design & Layout with ArcGIS® Desktop:

  • Create choropleth maps
  • Create group layers
  • Set threshold scales for dynamic display
  • Create choropleth maps using custom attributes
  • Create point maps
  • Create a point map based on a definition query
  • Create hyperlinks
  • Create map tips

Module 4 Producing Maps & Reports with ArcGIS® Desktop:

  • Explore interactive GIS
  • Create map layouts
  • Reuse a custom map layout
  • Create a custom map template with two maps
  • Add a report to a layout
  • Add a graph to a layout
  • Create multiple output pages
  • Build a map animation

Module 5 Data Management with ArcGIS® Desktop:

  • Build a file geo-database
  • Use ArcCatalog utilities
  • Modify an attribute table
  • Join tables
  • Create centroid coordinates in a table
  • Aggregate data

Module 6 Analyzing Data with ArcGIS® Desktop:

  • Examine metadata
  • Work with map projections
  • Learn about vector data formats
  • Explore sources of vector maps
  • Download and process tabular data
  • Explore sources of raster maps

Course Requirements:

1. Internet Access
2. Purchase of an ESRI Tutorial with 180 day trial/demo license for use on home/office computer.
3. Satisfactory completion of assignments for each module with a 70% graded score or higher.
4. Satisfactory completion of a mid-course quiz/evaluation and an end-course.
5. Development of basic ArcGISDesktop mapping project.

Upcoming Courses:

(2013 dates TBA)

  • Basic ArcGIS® Desktop for Industry Professionals Level II*
  • Intermediate GIS
  • Advanced GIS

*Students must complete Basic ArcGIS® for Industry Professionals Level I before enrolling.

Basic ArcGIS® Desktop for Industry Professionals Level I

Dates: April 15-May 24, 2013

Fee: $250

Registration Deadline: March 31, 2013

For more information, please contact: or by phone at 570-662-4808

Meet The Instructor

Scott Zubek is a Geographic Information Systems professional with over twelve years of experience in utilizing AutoCAD/ArcGIS® technologies.

In May of 2000 he graduated from the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown with a Dual Bachelor of Arts Degree in Geography and History. In December of 2001 he graduated from
Florida Atlantic University's Department of Geosciences with a Master of Arts degree in Geographic Information Systems. Upon graduation from FAU, he has developed his career in a GIS support role in various fields such as Urban & Regional Planning, Land Surveying, EMS Services Support, Tax Assessment /Appraisal CAMA systems, Civil Engineering Technology, & higher level education. Currently, Scott is the Director of the GIS Services Department for Tioga County, Pennsylvania.

Scott is an inductee of the Phi Alpha Theta International Historic Honor Society in Academics and the Gamma Theta Upsilon International Geographic Honor Society in Academics. Recently, he has taught an introductory 4-credit core-course in GIS/GPS technology as an Adjunct Professor for the Geography/Geology Department of Mansfield University, Pennsylvania and is scheduled to begin teaching AutoCAD Civil 3D based courses by the Spring of 2014. He also currently holds a seat on the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania's (CCAP) GIS Professionals Association of
Pennsylvania (GIS-PROS) Training Committee.