In response to Esri’s plans to phase out the Certified Trainer Program after ArcGIS 10.1, the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point GIS Center recently unveiled two new training courses, with more on the way.
Fundamentals of GIS is a self-paced, online course that prospective students may sign up for at any time. The $250 course, aimed at individuals with no prior GIS experience, includes online training materials and access to a demo version of ArcGIS 10.0.
GIS and GPS Applications in Forestry, as the name implies, is aimed at foresters who want to integrate GIS and GPS into their workflow. This instructor-led course, which will split its time between the UW-Stevens Point campus and the Treehaven Field Station, is being offered August 21-24 for $1,475.
In addition, the GIS Center has plans to offer online courses for GIS for Farmland Preservation Planning, and GIS Customization & Python Programming. The timeline for availability of these courses has not yet been set.