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Diploma in Applied Geographical Information System (GIS) and Remote Sensing (DAGRS)

The overall objective for the programme is to develop student’s innovative and creative thinking in geographical information system, its Development Process and Benefits. We are educating GIS professionals worldwide. Our Target students for this program are from the Security Services, Mining Sector, Agriculture, Health Sector, UN, FAO, Environment; NGOs, International Workers; Managers; Officers; Diplomats; Workers in Tourism Industry; Transport Sector; Municipalities/Rural Councils

Modules in this course

  1. DAGRS 101 - Geographical Information System (GIS)
    Introduction to GIS; Definitions & Terminologies; Context of GIS; GIS Use: Maps & Mapping; Map Concepts; Mapping Methods; Some GIS Operations (Proximity Analysis; Query & Overlay Analyses; Spatial Analysis; Data Examples; GIS Resources & Projects; Benefits of GIS; Limitations of GIS; Examples of GIS Application Areas
  2. DAGRS 102 - Geospatial Analysis-Principles, Techniques and Software Tools
    Conceptual Framework for Spatial Analysis (Basic Primitives; Spatial relationships; Spatial Statistics; Spatial Data infrastructure). Methodological Context ; Building Blocks of Spatial Analysis; Data Exploration & Spatial Statistics; Surface and Field Analysis; Network & Location Analysis; Geo-computational Methods & Modelling
  3. DAGRS 103 - Remote Sensing and Its Elements
    Introduction to Remote Sensing and Functions; Elements Involved in Remote Sensing (Energy Source/Illumination; Radiation & the Atmosphere; Interaction With the Object; Recording of Energy by the Sensor; Transmission, Reception & Processing; Interpretation & Analysis; Application of Remote Sensing
  • DAGRS 104 - Basic Functions & Elements of GIS
    Basic Function (Data Acquisition & Prepossessing; Database Management & Retrieval; Spatial Measurement & Analysis; Graphic Output & Visualisation).Elements (People; Data; Hardware; Software; Procedure)
  • DAGRS 105 - GIS Systems
    Introduction to GIS System; Map Digitalising System; image Processing System; Statistical analysis System; Database Management System; Cartographic Displaying System; Geographic Analysis System
  • DAGRS 106 - Decision –Making & Modelling Tools in GIS
    Introduction; Classification; Multi-criteria Evaluation; Modelling; Decision Support Tools
  • DAGRS 107 - GIS Data Types, Processing and Application
    Data types; Data Layers; Process (Capture Data; Register Map Base; Interpret Data; Convert Data to Digital Format; Store Data in Computer; Process Data; Display Results
    Data for GIS Applications (Digitalised & Scanned Maps; Databases; GPS; Field sampling of Attributes; Remote Sensing; Aerial Photography
  • DAGRS 108 - Conducting a GIS Project
    Planning a GIS Project; Assembling the Database; Preparing Data for Analysis; Performing the Analysis; Presenting the Result
  • Diploma in Production and Operations Management (DPOM)

    Diploma in Development Studies and International Relations (DSIR) The overall objective for the programme is to develop student’s innovative and creative thinking in development works and international relations. Our Target students for this program are Policy Markers (Ministers, MPs, and Councilors); International Workers; Development Workers; managers; Officers; Police; Security Agents; Diplomats; Workers in Tourism Industry; Teachers; Musicians & Artists

    Diploma in Logistics, Procurement and Transport Management (DLPTM)

    The overall objective for the programme is to develop student’s innovative and creative thinking in the procurement, Logistics and transport management covering the whole supply chain management. Our Target Students are those working or wish to work in the Logistics, Procurement and Transport such as the clearing agents, transport managers/officers, procurement managers/officers, Logisticians, mechanics, Drivers, messengers etc

    Project Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Diploma in Project Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation (DPPME) This Program is designed to equip students on latest skills & knowledge needed for Project Management especially in fully comprehending Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) Areas including M&E. Target students are those working in NGOs, Extension Staff; Policy Makers, Managers; Agricultural Workers, Farmers; Health Workers; Teachers; Councillors; development workers etc
    Diploma in Ecotourism, Culture and Community Development (DECD)

    This Program is designed to equip students on latest development Perspectives, skills & knowledge needed for Integrating Ecotourism, Culture and Community Development as contribution to value addition in Tourism Industry. Target students are those working in Travel & Tourism Industry, NGOs, Policy Makers, Tour Operators; Councillors; development workers etc

    About ALDN Virtual College

    Africa Learning and Development Network (ALDN) Virtual College is a registered Trust. Its business philosophy is to bridge the gap existing between convectional education system and industry expectations. ALDN Trust was established in March 2010 to offer world class learning philosophy. In 2011, ALDN Trust then registered with the Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education as ALDN Virtual College. The major strength of ALDN is its core network facilitators with minimum academic qualifications of Masters in various fields and disciplines. In response to globalization and its challenges, ALDN engages its stakeholders to be proactive in leadership, policy formulations and implementation. Major challenges for Africa are embedded in three areas of development:

    • its technological backwardness
    • exporter of primary products and services with low technological content
    • the urban population explosion. These three areas have induced a system failure in Africa leading to insecurity of fundamental pillars of sustainable livelihoods (food, energy, infrastructure, water and sanitation) and environmental pollution/climate change.
    The philosophy of ALDN is based on the three pillar model in programming: the industrial (employment) value; the lifelong learning value and the family (community) value. In this respect, ALDN came up with flexible block-release programs meant to be compatible with these three pillars of development. ALDN’s approach in training is based on enhancing relevant knowledge, skills and attitude in student specific areas of studies. The competence levels of our students are then measured based on these three attributes.

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