Virtual Campus Courses

The following list of courses are available for free to full time students and staff of WWU. Many courses are offered by ESRI free of charge* to the general public. Other courses require an access code (obtained from Stefan; you may request up to three courses at one time). See WWU Notes on the using the Virtual Campus for more information.

Details on the content of these courses is available from the Course Catalog of the ESRI Virtual Campus website.

Popular courses that WWU students typically take are:

  • Basics of Python (for ArcGIS 10)
  • Basics of the Geodatabase Data Model
  • Cartographic Design Using ArcGIS 9
  • Creating and Editing Geodatabases Features
  • Editing in ArcGIS 10 Desktop (FREE-see notes below)
  • Geocoding with ArcGIS Desktop
  • Geoprocessing with ArcGIS Desktop
  • Geoprocessing Using ModelBuilder (FREE-see notes below)
  • Introduction to Spatial Pattern Analysis (FREE-see notes below)
  • Introduction to Surface Modeling Using ArcGIS 10
  • Introduction to the ArcGIS Viewer for Flex (FREE-see notes below)
  • Learning ArcGIS Desktop
  • Learning ArcGIS 3D Analyst
  • Learning ArcGIS Spatial Analyst
  • Linear Referencing with ArcGIS Desktop
  • Managing Lidar Data in ArcGIS 10
  • Performing Spatial Interpolation Using ArcGIS 10
  • Python Scripting for Map Automation in ArcGIS 10
  • Understanding GIS Queries
  • Understanding Map Projections and Coordinate Systems
  • Using ArcCatalog: Tips and Tricks
  • Using Lidar Data in ArcGIS 10
  • Using Python in ArcGIS 10 (FREE-see notes below)
  • Working with Rasters in ArcGIS Desktop

ESRI Free Courses

Many of the ESRI Virtual Campus courses are offered free of charge. For these, you do not need to get an access code from Stefan, but can simply go directly to the Virtual Campus Course Catalog. Click on the Free Training link. See also the Podcasts available from the main Virtual Campus page.

Note that some of the other courses (which WWU does not have free access to) also offer the first module for free.