Introduction to an Open Source GIS Desktop: QGIS
This 8 (that will be shrunk to 4) hour workshop is designed to introduce you to QGIS 2.12, an alternative Open Source GIS software for viewing, editing, and managing spatial data in a wide variety of commonly used vector and raster formats. It is lightweight, flexible, and can be installed on Windows, MacOSX, Linux, as well as Android devices. Best of all, most will find QGIS to be extremely affordable while still providing a growing list of features and functionality.
Students will need to bring a laptop with QGIS loaded and I'll pass out some sample data before class starts
By the end of class you should have a pretty decent idea of how QGIS can be a great your primary GIS Desktop software.