GRACE PROJECT Pre-Intern ESRI Virtual Campus Courses

GRACE PROJECT provides students with professional GIS/T training and opportunities to gain work experiences in local organizations as Interns. Students will have access to ESRI Virtual Campus for their online learning activities. Students will take eight (8) Required* ESRI Virtual Campus courses and have opportunity to take some additional courses with specialized skills from the list (12) of the ELECTIVE courses (not required).

Students should have successfully completed the following Required* ESRI Virtual Campus courses to qualify for intern activities:

  1. Learning ArcGIS Desktop (for ArcGIS 10) – 8 modules – 24 hours credit Required*
    ArcGIS is a system that includes all the tools needed to get the most out of a GIS. This course introduces fundamental concepts of GIS and the major functionality contained within ArcGIS Desktop software. In course exercises, you will follow the GIS analytical process and work with a variety of tools to solve realistic problems. This course emphasizes practical GIS software skills.
  2. Getting Started with the Geodatabase – 1 module – 1 hour credit Required*
    This course introduces the structure and basic functionality of the geodatabase, the native data storage format for ArcGIS. You will learn how geodatabase components help organize data to meet your organization's needs, the steps to create a file geodatabase, and techniques to efficiently add both vector and raster data to a geodatabase. This course prepares you to take other courses that focus on more advanced geodatabase components.
  3. Creating and Sharing GIS Content with ArcGIS Online – 1 module – 4 hours credit Required*
    Organizations use ArcGIS Online to facilitate collaboration and efficient access to maps and other GIS resources. This course shows how to publish data and map layers directly to ArcGIS Online as services, then use those services to quickly build a web map. You will also learn how to turn a web map into a web app to provide a focused experience for your audience. Access to an ArcGIS Online organizational account is needed to complete course exercises.
  4. Creating Web Applications Using Templates and Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS – 1 module – 4 hours credit Required*
    You can now easily create interactive web applications that feature maps and other geospatial content without writing a single line of code. This course teaches how to use ArcGIS Online templates and Web AppBuilder for ArcGIS to quickly share a web map as a cross-platform application that features the content and geospatial capabilities you need. Access to an ArcGIS Online organizational account is needed to complete course exercises.
  5. Configuring and Administering an ArcGIS Online Organization – 1 module – 4 hours credit Required*
    ArcGIS Online helps organizations increase the value of their GIS content by making it more broadly available, enabling individuals and teams to do their work better and faster. This course introduces ArcGIS Online administrators to workflows for configuring general site settings, branding the organization's home page; managing site members, groups, and content; and choosing security options that meet the organization's needs.
  6. Teaching with GIS: Field Data Collection Using ArcGIS – 1 module – 3 hours Required*
    Getting students out of the classroom and into the field making observations, taking measurements, and using the latest technology is a great strategy to engage their interest and extend learning on many subjects. This course presents a five-step workflow to prepare for and conduct successful field data collection activities. You will work with the ArcGIS platform to create maps, make them accessible to students in the field, and enable students to collect data for use in problem-based learning activities or community service projects.
  7. Getting Started with ArcGIS Pro – 1 module – 3 hours Required*
    Learn the essential concepts you need to know to jumpstart your productivity with ArcGIS Pro. This course introduces the ribbon-style interface, project-based organization, and key capabilities of ArcGIS Pro. You will get familiar with ArcGIS Pro terminology and practice with tools for mapping and visualization, editing data, performing analysis, and sharing your work.
  8. The 15-Minute Map: Creating a Basic Map in ArcMap – 1 module – 3 hours Required*
    Creating presentation-quality maps does not have to be time-consuming. The map templates included with ArcMap provide attractive default layouts for fundamental map elements such as geographic data, titles, scale bars, and company logos. Using a template is an efficient way to reduce the time spent creating a map. This focused course teaches how to use ArcMap templates to streamline map creation. Students learn how to identify map element properties and defaults, how to modify elements while maintaining proper cartographic design principles, and how to add elements to layouts to create custom ArcMap templates.

Students may take the following ELECTIVE courses for special skills needed for your internship assignment:

  1. Introduction to Editing Parcels Using ArcGIS Desktop 10 – 1 module – 3 hours
    ArcGIS 3D Analyst software provides advanced tools for three-dimensional modeling and analysis. This course teaches what a surface model is and shows how to create both raster and vector surfaces. Working mostly with models of terrain, students display surfaces in three-dimensional perspective, symbolize them, and set three-dimensional properties. Students also create realistic models by draping aerial photographs over surfaces and displaying two-dimensional features in three dimensions.
  2. Network Analysis Using ArcGIS – 1 module – 3 hours
    This course teaches how to use network data and ArcGIS Network Analyst software to find optimal facility locations based on your criteria, adjust facility market area boundaries to capture demand and provide the desired level of service, and produce efficient routes for vehicle fleets. Whether the facilities important to your business operations are schools, hospitals, distribution centers, retail outlets, or something else, network analysis can help you increase operational efficiencies and meet your business objectives.
  3. Address Geocoding with ArcGIS – 1 module – 3 hours
    This course teaches the workflow to efficiently create geographic features from tabular address data. Many types of organizations collect and store mission-critical address information, such as customer, facility, or public safety incident locations. Geocoding tabular data allows you to visualize address-based data on a map in context with other geographic data, analyze patterns, quickly respond to events, and make informed decisions.
  4. Finding Geographic Data in ArcGIS – 1 module – 3 hours credit
    ArcGIS Spatial Analyst software supports a broad range of sophisticated spatial modeling and analysis applications. This course teaches how to use ArcGIS Spatial Analyst to produce and control raster data. Students create a variety of raster surfaces including hillshade relief maps, slope and aspect surfaces, and density and distance surfaces. In course exercises, students work within the ArcGIS geoprocessing environment to create, execute, and automate spatial analysis workflows.
  5. 3D Visualization Using ArcGIS Pro – 1 module – 2 hours
    With ArcGIS Pro, it is easier than ever to create and share realistic 3D visualizations that engage viewers and support informed decision making. In this course, you will get familiar with the ArcGIS Pro 3D environment and learn a variety of techniques to create 3D scenes and enhance them to meet your project needs. This course requires access to an ArcGIS Online organizational account provisioned with ArcGIS Pro.
  6. Basics of Python (for ArcGIS 10) – 1 module – 3 hours
    Using scripts allows you to automate time-consuming and complex processes and perform your GIS work more efficiently. Python is the free, open-source scripting language that has been integrated with ArcGIS 10. This course teaches fundamental concepts you need to know to create Python scripts in ArcGIS. You will learn guidelines for proper Python syntax, techniques to troubleshoot common errors, and how to use loops to test for conditions and execute different code based on the result.
  7. Building Geoprocessing Models Using ArcGIS Pro – 1 module – 3 hours
    This course introduces geoprocessing models and the steps required to create, validate, and run models that automate ArcGIS analysis workflows. You will learn about model components, practice setting and modifying tool parameters, and explore guidelines for building an efficient modeling workflow that produces valid results.
  8. Distance Analysis Using ArcGIS Pro – 1 module – 3 hours
    Distance analysis is a common type of GIS analysis that produces key information needed for decision making. This course teaches how to create raster surfaces that identify the shortest, straight-line distance between locations as well as cost-effective paths that take into account specific project criteria and constraints.
  9. Using Lidar Data in ArcGIS 10 – 1 module – 3 hours
    This course covers essential concepts needed to efficiently use lidar data for visualization and analysis in ArcGIS. Because of its massive size, lidar data can be difficult to use as-is. In this course, you will learn techniques to create smaller, derived datasets from lidar data to support specific applications and how to integrate lidar data with other data sources to create more complete three-dimensional topographic surfaces.
  10. 3D Analysis of Surfaces and Features Using ArcGIS – – 1 module – 3 hours
    ArcGIS 3D Analyst software provides advanced tools for three-dimensional modeling and analysis. This course teaches what a surface model is and shows how to create both raster and vector surfaces. Working mostly with models of terrain, students display surfaces in three-dimensional perspective, symbolize them, and set three-dimensional properties. Students also create realistic models by draping aerial photographs over surfaces and displaying two-dimensional features in three dimensions.
  11. Managing Parcel Data Using ArcGIS Desktop 10 – 1 module – 3 hours As the community changes, you need to update your land records data to reflect the real world while also maintaining a record of historic boundaries and associated information. In this course, you will learn how to use the Parcel Editor tools to update the spatial and attribute information for existing parcels while ensuring the topological integrity of the parcel fabric. You will also learn how to import parcel lines and CAD data to create new parcels and construct multipart parcels to accurately represent real-world parcel features.
  12. Modeling a City Using Esri City Engine – 1 module – 3 hours
    With Esri City Engine, you can create highly realistic 3D models to visualize urban landscapes, explore impacts of proposed development, generate virtual city simulations, and support geodesign workflows. This course discusses the key elements of a 3D city model and guidelines for GIS data used to create one. You will learn how to import GIS data into City Engine, then apply rules to the data to add rich detail that brings the 3D city to life.