The Miles Community College Center for Distance Education and Community Outreach (DECO) will host the class “Introduction to ArcGIS (Non-ESRI Course) ”, Tuesday, April 5 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm in room 314. The instructor will be Dr. Van Shelhamer.

Students will receive hands-on experience in completing the major functions of ArcGIS. Participants will manage and work with data via Arc Catalog and ArcMap. They will also learn about different data formats and data storage structures and how to visualize data in a map, scaling the data, symbolizing data, select data based on location or attribute and making different coordinates display and align with each other. No GIS experience is required. Students must have experience with computer and Microsoft functions.

For more information and registration, please call Kassie Taylor at 874-6199 or 1-800-541-9281, extension 6199, e-mail; or come to the DECO Office, 2715 Dickinson, Miles City, MT.