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Available Online Courses, Other CD-ROM and Web-based Training, and Online Courses in Development

Available Online and Blended Courses

  • NewPrecipitation Runoff Modeling System (PRMS) Software Videos
  • NewHydroTube Short, On-Demand Hydrologic Software Instructional Videos
    • https://water.usgs.gov/hydrotube/
    • These are short, on-demand instructional videos for SWAMI, Surface-Water Rating Curves, ADCP Midsection, and Groundwater Technical Procedures. More videos to come in the future.
  • Water-Quality Principles
    • Course Number: USGS-OED-QW1022-Blended
    • Tuition: $400.00
    • Register for Course in DOI LEARN
    • This course does have open and close dates. For more information on Course dates, call Lisa Olsen at (703) 648-5809.
    • Supervisory approval required.
  • Using ADCPs in Moving Bed Conditions
    • Course Number: SW3507
    • Register for Course in DOI LEARN
  • Surface-Water Procedures and Policies
    • Course Number: SW1660
    • Register for Course in DOI LEARN
  • Radiation Safety
    • Course Number: SAF1685
    • Register for Course in DOI LEARN
  • Data Aging in NWIS 4.6
  • USGS Mentoring Program Introduction
  • USGS Mentoring National Rollout Partner Training
    • Course Number: L1516
    • Must have already applied to be a mentor or protégé for the Mentoring Program.
      • Kim Miller (kfmiller@usgs.gov) is the USGS Mentoring Program Project Chief. Contact Kim if you are interested in the Program.
    • Register for course in DOI LEARN.
    • Supervisory approval required.
  • USGS Reimbursable Agreements
    • Course Number: A1440
    • Register for course in DOI LEARN.
    • Supervisory approval required.
  • Editing and Estimating Unit Values in the Automated Data Processing System (ADAPS)
    • Course Number: ID1442
    • Register for course in DOI LEARN.
    • Supervisory approval required.
  • Motorboat Operator Certification Course (MOCC) Blended Learning Course consists of the TEL Module Prerequisite, followed by the Hands-On Practicals Module
    • Course Number for DL Prerequisite module: USGS-SAF-MOCC-S1657-UDT
    • First, student should contact their local MOCC Instructor or respective member on the Bureau Watercraft Safety Committee informing them of their training need and /or to schedule attendance in the Practicals class.
    • Student will then register for the MOCC DL module in DOI Learn.
    • Within 60 days of completion of the DL module, the Bureau Water Safety Committee will notify student of when and where the Practicals class will be held.
    • The student then registers for the Practicals class (USGS-SAF-MOCC-S2554) in DOI Learn.
    • Supervisory approval is needed for both modules of the MOCC.
  • Assertive Communication
  • NSDI Framework Data Content Base Standard
    • Course Number: ID2450
    • Register for course in DOI LEARN.
    • Supervisory approval required.
  • Bear Spray--Defense Against Dangerous Animals
    • Course Number: USGS-SAF-S1581
    • Register for course in DOI LEARN.
    • Supervisory approval required.
  • Procedures for Running Levels at Gaging Stations
    • Course Number: USGS-OED-SW1683
    • Register for course in DOI LEARN.
    • Supervisory approval required.
  • Introduction to Streamgaging
    • Course Number: USGS-OED-SW1749
    • Register for course in DOI LEARN.
    • Tuition: $1,350
    • This is a blended learning course. Two on-line course prerequisites to the classroom portion of the course include: "Surface-Water Procedures and Policies" and "Procedures for Running Levels at Gaging Stations."
    • Supervisory approval required.
  • Workforce Planning for Supervisors and Managers
    • Course Number: USGS-OED-HR1742
    • Register for course in DOI LEARN.
    • Does not need supervisory approval.
  • Refresher for Defense Against Wild Animals
    • Course Number: USGS-OED-SAF-S2680
    • Register for course in DOI Learn.
    • Supervisory approval required.
  • Finding and Using Scientific Literature and Data from the USGS Library
    • Course Number: USGS-OED-ID1682-UDT
    • Register for course in DOI Learn.
    • Supervisory approval is not needed.
    • Course is divided into 7 sessions. Students can view just the sessions that they are interested in.
  • Practical Guide to Pacific Northwest Earthquakes
    • Course Number: USGS-OED-ID1741
    • Register and take course in DOI Learn.
    • Supervisory approval is not needed.
  • Prerequisite Material for the SW1321 "Streamflow Measurements Using ADCPs" Training Course
    • Course Number: SW1321 Prerequisite-UDT
    • Register for course in DOI Learn.
    • Supervisory approval required.
  • USGS Sustainability and Environmental System Awareness Training
    • Course Number:  USGS-OED-EMSTraining-OLT
    • Course is in DOI LEARN
  • National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Overview
    • Course Number:  NEPA1787-OLT
    • Course is in DOI LEARN
  • Data-Management Training Modules:  Planning for Data Management, Preparing to Share for Data Management, and the Value of Data Management
  • Designing, Developing, and Deploying Effective Technology Enabled Learning Using Adobe® Presenter—Blended
    • Course Number: USGS-OED-C1434-TEL
    • Register for course in DOI Learn
    • Needs supervisory approval
    • Audience limited to RFP DL course developers only
  • Scientific Integrity
    • Course Number: DOIU-3003-OLT-DOI
    • Register for course in DOI Learn
    • Needs supervisory approval
  • How to use Nature’s Notebook
    • Course Number: USGS-USNPN-001-OLT
    • Register for course in DOI Learn
    • Does not need supervisory approval
  • Using the National Map Products and Services
    • Course Number: USGS-OED-ID1868-UDT
    • Register for course in DOI Learn
    • This course is open to all DOI employees
  • USGS AQUARIUS for all Users (UDT)
    • Course Number: USGS-OED-C1871-UDT
    • Register for course in DOI Learn
    • The modules are prerequisites to the face-to-face class for Core Users
  • USGS AQUARIUS for Local Data Managers (UDT)
    • Course Number: USGS-OED-C1872-UDT
    • Register for course in DOI Learn
    • The AQUARIUS for All Users (C1871-UDT) is a prerequisite to the AQUARIUS for LDMs course
    • Open to USGS employees only
  • Index Velocity Methods
  • USGS Empowering Authors (UDT)
    • Course Number: USGS-M-17-008
    • Register for course in DOI Learn
    • Open to all DOI Employees
  • 2016 USGS Annual Ethics Training
    • Course Number: USGS-A-16-171
    • Course is mandatory for all USGS employees


Other CD-ROM and Web-based Training



Online and Blended Courses in Development to be Released in the Near Future

  • GRSAT
  • Processing Realtime Data
  • Properties of Water and Sediment
  • Communications Foundation (ID1681)
  • Animal Awareness in the Southeast (SAF1679)
  • Sediment Transport Principles and Estimation (ID1684)
  • Spaceborne Image Acquisition for Surface Observation and Generation: Overview of Advanced Sensing Systems, Analysis, and Applications
  • USGS Scientific Project Management
  • Water-Use Training
  • Technology Transfer
  • Flood Frequency Analysis
  • Communicating Risks with Graphics
  • Learn R for Data Analysis

If you know of an instructor-led course that should be served via DL, please contact Tj Lane.


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Distance Learning:
Tj Lane
303-445-4677
Angie Kohler
303-445-4676

Virtual Classroom:
Patty Gonwa
303-445-4680
Ralph Roland
303-445-4678

NTC Reservations:
Nancy Gregory
303-445-4668

DOI Learn:
oeddoilearn@usgs.gov
888-390-4447


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