GIS Courses

We are offering a wide variety of GIS courses at Westfield State University - the choice is yours! You can just take a couple of classes to get the basics or expand your GIS experience by choosing our GIS Minor or our GIS Certificate.
GARP 0244 (Introduction to GIS)
This is where it all starts: what is GIS and how can I use it? We will be using ArcGIS and Google Earth to learn how to map and analyze geospatial data.
GARP 0344 (Advanced GIS)
In this course we explore advanced spatial analysis techniques, including raster analysis, network analysis, and GIS data collection through hands-on projects.
GARP 0243 (Introduction to Remote Sensing)
Here you learn remote sensing techniques for the analysis of earth resources including aerial photography,  satellite images,  and image analysis/classification.
GARP 0343 (Advanced Remote Sensing)
In this course we explore advanced image processing related to multi-spectral and hyper-spectral satellite imagery through a series of hands-on projects.
GARP 0350/0399 (GIS Internship and GIS Independent Study)
Gain hands-on experience using GIS in research projects or the real-world, for example by working with the GIS Director of a municipality or a regional planning agency.
GARP 0347 (Cloud GIS)
This course introduces students to the theory and practice of cloud and server GIS.
GARP 0365 (Geoprocessing)
This course introduces students to the practical and theoretical issue in geospatial modeling for the analysis of human and environmental phenomena.
BIOL 0204 (GIS Applications for Natural Sciences)
This course focuses on using GIS and Remote Sensing as a tools for environmental and biological analysis.
CRJU 0359 (GIS Applications in Crime Analysis)
This course focuses on the use of GIS and spatial analysis in the crime analysis environment.
And that's just the beginning! Many other courses @ Westfield State incorporate GIS including regional planning, environmental science, history, criminal justice, business/marketing, media, and more.
We also offer great internships and independent studies around GIS, plus Special Topic classes, short seminars, and other ways to learn about this exciting technology.
Interested? Contact Dr. Tim LeDoux (GIS Coordinator) or Dr. Carsten Braun to discover how GIS can fit into your education and future!