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Centre of Geographic Sciences (COGS)

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Centre of Geographic Sciences

The Centre of Geographic Sciences (COGS) is Canada's largest geomatics-focused learning environment. COGS programs prepare you to start or continue your career in the global geomatics sector.

Why study at COGS?

World-class instruction

  • COGS is considered a world leader in the fields of surveying, mapping, land-use planning and Geographic Information System (GIS) programming.
  • Our highly experienced instructors have strong industry connections.
  • Small class sizes provide you with lots of one-on-one interaction, so you have plenty of opportunity to apply your learning, ask questions and share.

Cutting-edge technology & work experience

  • Learn the theory and practical aspects of your program through state-of-the-art equipment, labs and fieldwork.
  • Most programs include work experience or the option to complete a co-op (at least 12 weeks of paid employment) as part of your course credit.


Students attending COGS also have access to NSCC’s Annapolis Valley Campus’s main campus in Middleton.

  • Library (COGS)
  • Computer labs available evenings and weekends (Middleton/COGS)
  • Full-service cafeteria (Middleton/COGS)
  • Intramural sports and recreation available (Middleton/COGS)
  • Student Association organizes social events throughout the year
  • Bookstore (Middleton/COGS)

Contact Us

902-825-3491 | avc.info@nscc.ca | Student Services: 902-825-2930

Mailing Address
50 Elliott Road
Lawrencetown, Nova Scotia B0S 1M0