Students are eligible to purchase educational/research software licenses from ESRI upon our receipt of official documentation proving one of the following: (a) current enrollment in at least 6 units, (b) current membership in a graduate program, or (c) current enrollment in a GIS Certificate program. Acceptable documentation includes either a class schedule indicating the school's name, student's name, current term, and (a) number of credits / (b) graduate status / (c) GIS certificate program; or a letter from an advisor or department head, on school letterhead. Using a schedule as verification, students may purchase anytime between two weeks before the start of the current term and two weeks before the end of the current term. Graduate students may purchase anytime they are enrolled as long as they send in a letter instead of a class schedule.
ArcView 3.3, ArcView 8.3, ArcView 9.2, ArcView 9.3 permanent license is available to educational users meeting the above requirements at $250 per license. Their extensions are also available at $150 each. An alternative to the permanent license is a one-year time out license at $100. The ArcView one-year time out license includes Spatial Analyst, 3D Analyst, Geostatistical Analyst and Network Analyst; it does not include data disks or hard-copy documentation. Students proving enrollment in just one GIS class worth at least 3 units can qualify for the time-out license.
Please note that students are licensed to use this software for educational research purposes only. Internships and work performed for not-for-profit entities are NOT covered under the terms of this license.
Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College - Geospatial Technology Certificate
The Geographic Information Systems Program (GIS) certificate provides a curriculum based on a solid foundation in GIS concepts. Students enrolled in GIS Certificate courses will learn the different forms of spatial data and their essential properties; principles, and methods for collecting spatial data; principles of map design and effective cartographic communication; ways spatial data can be used to investigate complex problems; and how to customize GIS software to meet individual needs.