GIS Training Classes and Schedules

GIS Training Classes and Schedules

Oakland County Enterprise GIS offers instructor-led training for representatives from a County agency or a local unit of government.

All classes are conducted in the Oakland County Information Technology Training Rooms. Each classroom is equipped with 16 workstations, giving students the opportunity for practical experience. Small class size ensures students have the chance to ask questions and receive individual attention. A course book is provided for instruction purposes and becomes the property of the student at the conclusion of the class.

Intro to ArcGIS Online

This is a half day, introductory course on ESRI's cloud-based mapping platform: ArcGIS Online. Anyone with a desire to make and share beautiful maps is encouraged to take this class. Learn how to map, analyze, present, and explore your data; gain the kind of insight that leads to well informed decisions. Some of the topics covered include:
  • Features and Uses
  • How to Access
  • Map and Application creation
  • Data Analysis
  • Hands-on Demos and Exercises

2016 Schedule

This is a half day class from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • February 25, 2016
  • July 21, 2016
  • September 22, 2016
  • October 20, 2016
  • December 1, 2016


Formerly titled Basics of GIS, this full day course covers the basic functionality of ArcMap, ArcCatalog and the fundamentals of GIS, including: 
  • GIS data formats (shapefiles, geodatabase, etc.)
  • GIS data manipulation
  • Map creation
  • Working with spatial and non-spatial data

2016 Schedule

This class is generally taught the first Thursday of every third month from 9:00 AM to 4 PM.
  • February 4, 2016
  • June 2, 2016
  • August 4, 2016—CANCELLED
  • November 3, 2016CANCELLED


Formerly titled Applied GIS, this full day course covers intermediate-level concepts of GIS. Prospective students should have a thorough understanding of the GIS concepts presented in the ArcGIS I. Some of the topics covered include:
  • Building Geodatabases
  • Data Editing
  • Geocoding Concepts
  • Spatial Analysis and Geoprocessing
  • Creating and Editing Metadata

2016 Schedule

This class is generally taught the third Thursday of every third month from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
  • February 18, 2016
  • June 16, 2016CANCELLED
  • August 18, 2016CANCELLED
  • November 17, 2016


If you are a representative from a County agency or a local unit of government and want to register for a course, please complete the Training Registration Form or contact Information Technology at (248) 858-0828.  You can also inquire about other IT trainings offered by the County at this number.
Submit your completed and signed Training Registration Form to the IT Reception Desk or fax to (248) 858-1006.  You will receive a confirmation email verifying that your seat is confirmed. If you do not receive a confirmation email before the date of your requested class, please contact or call (248) 858-0810 to make sure that your registration form was received.