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Geomatics Programs


NSCC's Centre of Geographic Sciences (COGS) is Canada's leading geomatics-focused training environment. We offer programs ranging in length from 18 weeks to 1 year.


If you have a high school diploma and are interested in starting a career in geographic information systems or surveying, check out our entry-level programs.

  • Geographic Information Systems Technician
    Obtain a solid grounding in the basics of geographic sciences and the geomatics tools and technology you need to build a successful career.
  • Survey Technician
    Develop skills in the surveying profession. Embark on a challenging, high-tech career that gets you outdoors and provides a wide range of opportunities in geomatics.


If you have a college diploma, certificate or university degree, and are interested in a map-making, planning or geomatics technology career, explore our diploma programs.

Advanced Diplomas

If you have a college diploma, certificate or university degree in a geomatics related field (geography, geology, archaeology, forestry, resource management or another related topic), our advanced diploma programs take your training to the next level.

  • Geographic Information Systems
    A post-graduate program that develops your career-ready skills and opens opportunities in the geospatial sector.
  • Geospatial Data Analytics
    Earn the confidence to make timely, accurate and efficient business decisions based on managing, analyzing and interpreting geospatial data.
  • Marine Geomatics
    Gain a strong foundation in geomatics and the effective exploration, management and monitoring of marine and coastal environments.
  • Remote Sensing
    Learn how to interpret satellite images, process digital images and understand the theoretical basis for remote sensing and aerial imaging platforms.
We offer regular webinars about our program offerings. Attend a webinar
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