Remote Sensing Online Course (2017-2018)


This online remote sensing course presents the technical and methodological skills needed to interpret various types of aerial images as a source of information in a variety of applications, including geography, forestry, urban planning, recreation management, crop and soil science, among many others. Lab exercises will utilize an extensive set of digital aerial images displaying a wide variety of environments (urban, rural, residential, agricultural, et cetera) where students can practice the interpretation skills discussed in the online lessons and apply them to decision-making across a variety of disciplines.

This 7-week course is eligible for Michigan State University Continuing Education Units (MSU CEUs), as well as Michigan Department of Education State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECHs).


There are six convenient entry points for our certificate courses (or program), with sessions beginning six times a year:

  • 15 May 2017 (session 35)
  • 10 July 2017 (session 36)
  • 28 August 2017 (session 37)
  • 23 October 2017 (session 38)
  • January 2018 (session 39)
  • March 2018 (session 40)




These courses and associated certificate are ideal for: (1) professionals currently working in fields that use geospatial technologies and pursuing training opportunities, (2) professionals and post-baccalaureates looking to advance or revamp their current career path, (3) teachers pursuing continuing education hours, and (4) international students seeking an educational experience and certification from an American university. You do not need to be an MSU student or alumnus to take our professional courses.

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