About LAL Classes

As part of the cooperative extension program, the LAL offers courses in the use of GIS software, related information technologies, and environmental databases.

The LAL has conducted training for hundreds of individuals, with diverse backgrounds and objectives, during the last year. We are proud of a documented proficiency and expertise in developing and delivering application specific, as well as generic, GIS training to a wide variety of clientele. Our extension program regularly provides technical support to our former students and workshop participants, allowing us to assess the impact of our training on these individuals. The LAL training steadily improves by detecting and addressing problem areas that are revealed by support requests.

Who Should Attend:

Penn State's Land Analysis Laboratory (LAL) offers continuing education courses in the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software, related information technologies such as Global Positioning System (GPS) and environmental databases, including courses on how to use software such as ArcView and Environment for Visualizing Images (ENVI). These courses can benefit:

  • Federal, state, and local government employees
  • Planners, engineers, and technicians
  • Health care providers
  • School district personnel
  • Public utilities personnel
  • Law enforcement personnel

Why Choose Us?

All of our course offerings are certified by The Pennsylvania State University and qualify for continuing education credits. These high-quality educational programs are offered at the lowest per-person rate available in Pennsylvania, and some work-shops can be scheduled at no cost. Best of all, we can bring this training to you, saving you time and travel expenses.

Contact Information

Rick Day, Ph.D.
  • Associate Professor of Soil Science and Environmental Information Systems
Phone: 814-863-1615