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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.

Graduate Certificates

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

  • Forest Geomatics and Biometrics Technology
    Develop specialized skills to sustainably manage forest inventory, plan harvests and forecast ecological response through the practical, real-world application of current technologies.
  • Geographic Information Systems
    This graduate certificate is an intensive post-graduate level program designed to provide you with a sound basis in geographic information management systems.
  • Geographic Information Systems - Remote Sensing
    This graduate certificate is a post-graduate level program where you develop a foundation of geographic information management systems with a specialization in remote sensing systems that use cutting-edge technology.
  • Geospatial Data Analytics
    Combine advanced geographic information systems with data analytics to solve challenging, real-world problems. From predicting the spread of infectious diseases to identifying areas with untapped market potential, you work with cutting-edge geospatial tools to discover new and valuable insights in data.
  • Marine Geomatics
    Process, analyze and interpret data captured in the terrestrial, marine and coastal environments.
We offer regular webinars about our program offerings. Attend a webinar.