GIS for Public Safety on-line (Rowan-Cabarrus Community College)

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College

Salisbury NC

GIS for Public Safety (on-line)

Dates:               5/1/21-7/1/21 (contract 2102077 datatel 107633)


Days:                         Asynchronous Schedule


Times:                       N/A


Course Hours:           40 hours (4.0 CEU)


Location:                    On-line


Instructor:                 Sandra Chakra


Cost:                         $125 (Fire, law, EMS, EM, & rescue personnel may be fee exempt)


Pre-Requisites:         Access to computer and textbook


Course Information: Contact


Registration:            Contact 704/216-7222 to register. Contact to register if fee exempt as noted above.  



Additional:               Textbook Required


                                  Required: Getting to Know ArcGIS Pro, 2nd Ed

                                  ISBN: 9781589485372 (new required)

Optional: Confronting Catastrophe: A GIS Handbook ISBN: 9781589480407


Description: GIS allows people to visualize and analyze data to help solve spatial problems and make smarter decisions. In this course, the student will learn the fundamental components and capabilities of GIS technology using ESRI’s ArcGIS software suite to learn and discover how GIS can help organizations address public safety. ArcGIS securely integrates data in order to visualize and analyze it to uncover hidden vulnerabilities and patterns that help prioritize efforts that can increase the safety and security of the community. Students will learn skills to make and analyze maps and will develop a solid base upon which to build further expertise in GIS.


Instructor: Sandra Chakra is an adjunct faculty member in the Emergency Management Program at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College with an expertise in GIS courses. She holds a Master’s Degree in Geospatial Information Science and Technology from NC State University and Bachelor’s Degree in Geography from the University of South Carolina. She has considerable experience with GIS, cartography, ESRI, ArcGIS, and IT.


Opportunity Date: 
Saturday, May 1, 2021 - 18:00 to Thursday, July 1, 2021 - 22:00
Statewide (No County)
Education Category: 
Emergency Management