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Geographic Information Systems

A post-graduate program that develops your career-ready skills and opens opportunities in the geospatial sector.

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Start Date:
September
Typical Length:
1 Year
Credential:
Advanced Diploma

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Overview

This advanced diploma is an intensive, one-year, post-graduate level program designed to provide you with a sound basis in the geographic information management systems.

You learn how to:

  • Operate geomatics equipment and software systems
  • Manage and manipulate data
  • Use remote sensing techniques, including image analysis and the transfer and incorporation of remotely sensed data into the GIS data base

This program has a strong connection to geomatics programming and leverages the expertise of the Applied Geomatics Research Group and the Research Scientists in the COGS Applied Research and Innovation hub to enhance applied research and other projects with industry and community.

This program is located at NSCC's Centre of Geographic Sciences (COGS). COGS is the Lawrencetown site of Annapolis Valley Campus

Choose NSCC

  • NSCC's Centre of Geographic Sciences (COGS) provides a focused approach to geomatics training. COGS has earned a strong reputation among employers and geomatics professionals for the quality of the programs, hands-on training and practical learning provided to students.
  • You learn at a campus location that is dedicated to geomatics training and work alongside other students studying related disciplines.
  • Small class sizes provide you with lots of opportunities for one-on-one interaction and support.
  • You use the most up-to-date equipment and software and get the hands-on training that makes COGS grads the preferred choice of employers.
  • Continue your studies at university. This program includes courses that count towards a university degree. Find out more

Other info

  • Important Abilities and Skills – Coursework or experience in geographic science, as well as good computer skills (computer terminology, file management, internet and office applications), are recommended to be successful in this program.
  • Safety Training – This program places a high importance on providing you with skills and knowledge to work safely in industry. You participate in a number of introductory safety awareness courses to prepare for employment.
  • Many employers in this industry require a current, official Criminal Record check as part of the hiring process. A conviction on your criminal record may impact your ability to secure employment.

September 2020

Campus Location Full time/part time Delivery Availability
COGS Lawrencetown Full time In-class Seats available

Admission requirements

  • Undergraduate degree or diploma in a related field of study such as archeology, geography, forestry, geology, resource management, urban planning, science, engineering, computer science, marketing, commerce, economics or business administration.

Tuition

Tuition is valid for the 2020-21 academic year. Program costs and fees (textbooks, supplies, etc.) are additional.

Tuition (Domestic):
$5,380
Tuition (International):
$11,350

Tuition, fees and program costs

In addition to annual tuition, there are program costs (books, tools, etc.) and student fees for college services, health and dental plans, your student association and parking.

View detailed program fees page(s). Please note that tuition values on these pages are for 2019/20 and are meant for planning purposes only. They don't represent final amounts owing.

Career options

  • Additional skills and abilities, including your math, reading and workplace skills, are essential for your success in Trades and Technology programs. Trades and Technology Preparation Checklist (PDF 23KB)
  • Graduates are qualified to work as GIS Specialists, GIS Application Programmers or Developers, Spatial Database Managers, GIS Analysts, GIS Researchers or other related occupations.

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