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Geographic Information Systems Technician

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.

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Start Date:
September
Typical Length:
1 Year
Credential:
Certificate
Tuition:
$3,515 (Domestic) • $11,350 (International)
 
Tuition is valid for the 2020-21 academic year. Program costs and fees (textbooks, supplies, etc.) are additional.
Locations:
+Locations & Availability

September 2020
Campus/Location DeliveryIn-class – Complete your program through courses that are held at a campus.

Online – All program courses are delivered online.

Blended – Complete your program through a combination of online and in-class courses (some courses are delivered 100% online). In-class courses are held at a campus.

Collaborative – program is delivered virtually on campus
Availability
COGS • Lawrencetown Full time • In-class Seats available

Overview

This program gives you the foundation you need to start a successful career in geographic sciences. You learn the basics of geographic sciences, how to use geomatics tools and technology (global positioning systems [GPS], geographic information systems [GIS], remote sensing) and you explore the individual disciplines and their interdependence.

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

Admission requirements

  • High School Graduation Diploma or equivalent.
    • International students – High school diploma equivalency and English language requirements vary by country. View details

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

  • Graduates are prepared to enter a rapidly-growing industry.
  • 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)

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 in an environment that is dedicated to geomatics training, working 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.

Next Steps

  1. 1

    Visit NSCC

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  2. 2

    Application Process

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