Algonquin College

Geographic Information Systems (Graduate Certificate)

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School:Algonquin College
Faculty:School of Advanced Technology (Ottawa)
Degree:Post-diploma; Co-op
Field of Study:Cartography
Description:Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technologies are used to acquire, analyze and present spatial data in an ever-increasing number of disciplines, from archaeology to zoology, in both the private and public sectors. This one-year Ontario College Graduate Certificate program (offered in three consecutive terms) is designed to introduce GIS technologies and concepts to individuals who have previously obtained a degree or diploma in a related field.

Topic areas include GIS, cartography, remote sensing, programming and application customization, database design and web GIS. Level 01 introduces various software streams including GIS, database management and programming and provides the theoretical foundation for the following semesters. The following levels focus on spatial analysis, data presentation, interface customization and project management. Level 03 includes web GIS and an independent GIS project course. While students spend most of their time working on the computer using application software, editing data, or programming, some coursework explores design issues, spatial statistics and project planning. There is a modelling emphasis throughout all courses.
URL:Geographic Information Systems (Graduate Certificate) at Algonquin College
Length:1 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $17,543

Domestic tuition/ancillary fees: $17,542.83. International tuition/ancillary Fees: $29,467.83.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on December 15, 2015