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Spotlight: Napa Valley College Certificate in GIS

Posted on December 15, 2023

Calling all GIS enthusiasts in the area!

Exciting news from Napa Valley College (NVC) in 2024 โ€“ They are bringing back the introductory and intermediate GIS courses this Spring as part of their GIS Certificate program. If you’re ready to dive into the world of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), here’s your chance! Jump directly to more details: visit www.napavalley.edu/geoscience.

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1. GEOG 120: Introduction to Geographic Information System (GIS)

Ever wondered how maps come to life? In GEOG 120, you’ll explore the basics of GIS, from navigating tools to editing and digitizing in ArcGIS Pro. They cover everything โ€“ the history, theory, and practical application of GIS. It’s your gateway to building essential GIS skills!

2. GEOG 121: Intermediate Geographic Information System (GIS)

Ready to take your GIS skills to the next level? Dive deeper into ArcGIS Pro, focusing on data management, editing, analysis tools, and cartography. This course expands your knowledge and enhances your proficiency in GIS.

But wait, there’s more! Starting Fall 2024, They are rolling out the final two classes for the GIS Certificate from NVC:

3. GEOG 130: Data Acquisition and Management

Get hands-on with sub-foot GPS units to collect real-world field data. GEOG 130 goes beyond the basics, teaching advanced data and database management skills. Plus, we introduce QGIS, complementing your ArcGIS Pro expertise.

4. GEOG 131: Remote Sensing

Ever wanted to work with drones? Now’s your chance! GEOG 131 explores the fascinating world of remote sensing. Learn to acquire imagery using drones, plan UAS flights, process satellite imagery, and work with other remotely-sensed data. Cap it off with map making and app development in ArcGIS Online.

Why GIS? Because these skills are your passport to diverse fields like the wine industry, emergency response services, environmental science, government and public policy, social justice, fire management, and beyond!

Ready to map out your future? For more details, visit www.napavalley.edu/geoscience. Have questions? Reach out to Cari Roughley at [email protected] or Matthew Lamborn at [email protected].

Don’t miss this chance to make your mark with GIS โ€“ where maps and data make magic! ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿš€


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