Program Description

GIS, a popular and affordable technology, provides the ability to automate map production and integrate earth imagery with other data to solve geographic problems. Develop or enhance your skills and knowledge in effective use and management of GIS. Designed for managers, technical professionals, and support staff responsible for managing and using GIS, Urban Planners, Civil and Transportation engineers and individuals in resources management and business.

Learn how to use various GIS software platforms, such as ArcGIS, data management, and you will learn how to use GPS technology and how it can be used on GIS mapping.

Additional Details

Admission and Registration

You do not need to apply to begin this program. Simply ensure you meet the requirements listed on the Admission Requirements webpage prior to registering.

Interested in taking a single course? Provided you have the appropriate prerequisites, the courses in this program can be taken individually.

Financial Assistance

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Learning Outcomes

Program learning outcomes outline what graduates need to know, and be able to do, after they complete a program.

  • Understand the fundamentals of GIS theory, GIS software, GPS equipment, data management and structure, remote sensing, and internet mapping.
  • Discover how to incorporate certain GIS initiatives into your job.
  • Understand what the various job markets are looking for in GIS proficiency today.


Career Opportunities

  • Government Agencies (local, provincial and federal)
    • Transportation services
    • Urban planning
    • Data management warehousing
    • Cartography
  • Police Foundations, Criminal Analysis
  • Emergency Medical Services, Dispatch control
  • Consulting Agencies
    • Environmental constraints analysis
    • GPS surveying
    • Spatial data analysis
  • GIS Software Developers
    • GIS education
    • Business analysis

GIS Positions and Titles

  • Geospatial Information Scientists and Technologists
  • Geographic Information Systems Technician
  • Cartographers and Photogrammetrist
  • Surveying Technicians
  • Mapping Technicians

Popular GIS Job Posting Websites

For details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, visit the Government of Canada Job Bank (opens in new window).

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Program Contact

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Completion Requirement

8 Course(s)

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This program of studies applies to students starting the program in the current academic year. Students who began in other academic years may require different courses to be eligible to graduate. If you have questions regarding a strategy for completion email the Program Contact listed at the bottom of this page.

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A selection of courses will be offered each term. Visit our course schedule page for a tentative list of future offerings. We recommend you complete these courses in the order listed below.

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