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AGSPACE Certification for GIS Beginners

Quick Notes:

Time to Certification:
90 - 180 Hrs


Certifying Body:
Enterprise for Innovative Geospatial Solutions (EIGS)

Classroom Support Materials:
Each of our course are delivered as turn-key solution with Videos, Lesson Plans, PowerPoint, Presentation Notes, Assessments, and Technical Support.

Requirements for Certification:
1. Practical evaluation of map layouts created throughout Courseware.

2. The second part is a 100-question written exam requiring the student to demonstrate that they have the necessary depth of knowledge that indicate both agricultural and geospatial competency.

Florida Digital Tools Content Areas

- Digital Arts

- Presentations including sound, motion, and color presentations

- Word Processing

- Spreadsheets

- Cattle Management

Topics In

- Food Supply Chain Management

- Runoff in Cattle Systems

- Assessing Chemical Usage

- Cattle Management

- Agribusiness

- Managing Diverse Crops

- Precision Agriculture

- Biomass Potential

- Conservation Biology

- Habitat Managment

- Wetland Managment

- Watershed Managment

- Biofuels

- Alternative Energies

- Carbon Mapping

- Project Management

- Data Management

- Data Creation

- Data Collection

- Geospatial Foundations


The AGSPACE Certification for GIS Beginners is a CAPE approved geospatial certification that meets the needs of Middle Schools wanting to offer the Florida CAPE Digital Tool Certificate. A certification designed for Florida’s Agriculture, Food, & Natural Resources Students at the middle school level that gives students basic knowledge in geospatial skills in the context and application of agriculture. Through geospatial technology certification students are measured against multidisciplinary skills that utilize digital mapping and visual presentation skills, word processing, database/spreadsheets and database queries. Further, content specific questions measure and quantify a student’s ability to use these technologies in agricultural and environmental settings.

Students gain hands on experience in lessons that explore each of the pathways: Food Products and Processing Systems; Plant Systems; Animal Systems; Power, Structural & Technical Systems; Natural Resources Systems; Environmental Service Systems; Agribusiness Systems; and Biotechnology. Additional topics in Habitat Managment, Wetlands and Watershed Management, Alternative Energy-related courses, give you users experience in related environmental regulatory and best practices.

Educators will find this course easy to implement in their classroom. It is modular in design and easy to use. The courseware is made of two courses from our popular aGIS series: "aGIS in Agriculture, Food, & Natural Resources" and "aGIS in Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics". Below you will find a list of features in the course as well as samples of each title.

Features in This Series

  • Lesson Plans – Each lesson in the teacher’s edition comes with a lesson overview page that describes in detail the skills and concepts taught in the lesson.
  • Presentations and Presentation Notes – Each student lesson comes with a PowerPoint presentation that provides an overview of the lesson including concepts, the skills covered, and the study area involved. The teacher’s manual is supplemented with detailed descriptions and commentary for each slide allowing a diverse range of instructors to lead classroom lecture.
  • Assessments – Lessons will conclude with a full page color layout of a successfully completed exercise. If questions are presented within a lesson, the teacher’s manual includes answers to those questions.
  • Step-by-Step Instructions – an easy to follow format relevant for novice to experienced ArcGIS users
  • “Scoping It Out” boxes – boxes found in the margins that feature tools, tips and tricks to enhance the student’s ArcGIS experience.
  • Finished Layouts –a self-assessment tool to ensure successful lesson completion.
  • Scenarios – a process in each lesson used by professionals letting users simulate an actual industry application.
  • Internet Studies – experience searching and using the internet to inform students about geospatial careers and sources.
  • Sample Occupations – sample occupations for students in each career pathway to explore industry options that reward and challenge students throughout their careers.
  • AGSPACE Courseware Titles

    Click on a title to see more information. To review all available Digital Quest titles visit the "Book Viewer": Click Here!

    aGIS in Agriculture,
    Food, & Natural Resources

    Students gain hands on experience using ESRI's ArcGIS software in ten lessons that explore: Food Products and Processing Systems, Plant Systems, Animal Systems, Power, Structural & Technical Systems, Natural Resources Systems, Environmental Service Systems, Agribusiness Systems, and Biotechnology.

    aGIS in STEM:
    Green & Sustainability Focus

    Students learn about Geospatial Technology over ten lessons designed to demonstrate key concepts, software capabilities, and future opportunities in the geospatial industry specifically focused on the STEM Career path applied to the growing Evironmental and Green Technologies.

    Continuing to Advanced Certifications

    Beyond AGSPACE students have opportunities to continue to expand and gain additional skills through High School CAPE geospatial programs: SPACE GIS User and STARS Geospatial Techniciancertifications. Turn learn more about SPACE and STARS and contuing education from high school to industry:   Click Here!