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Centre of Geographic Sciences (COGS) at NSCC

Video: An NSCC student describes the COGS experience.

Why study geomatics?

Geomatics professionals help make sense of the world around us by collecting, analyzing, interpreting and presenting geographic data.

Technological advances have made it possible to streamline this data into educational, usable and valuable information that can improve lives. Whether it's mapping health trends, monitoring pipelines across oceans, positioning satellites or tracking how endangered species interact in the wild, geomatics can be applied to almost any area of business.

Globally, there are more jobs than graduates, so you can expect many employment opportunities.

COGS programs

Certificates and Diplomas to help you start your career

  • Survey Assistant
    Learn the basics of surveying in this 18-week program and start your career in the surveying profession.
  • Survey Technician
    Learn practical measurement skills, techniques and surveying theories in this 1-year program.
  • Geomatics Engineering Technology
    Hone your existing surveying skills and gain advanced measurement skills, techniques and theories.
  • Geographic Sciences
    Learn the basics of geographic sciences including how to use geomatics.

Advanced Diplomas to help you add to your experience

  • Geospatial Data Analytics
    Learn to manage, analyze and interpret large volumes of geospatial data to make more precise, reliable business decisions.
  • Marine Geomatics
    Gain a strong foundation in geomatics and the effective exploration, management and monitoring of marine and coastal environments.
  • Geographic Sciences – Advanced Diploma
    Explore the geomatics tools and technologies that support the geographic sciences in your first term of this intensive, one-year program. Choose a concentration in your second term with options to customize your course selection around specific geomatics interests.

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