SAIT

Geoscience Information Technology

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Program Information

School:SAIT
Degree:Diploma
Field of Study:Geology/Earth Science, General
Description:Note: The program name has recently changed and was formerly Exploration Information Technology. Students who started the program prior to fall 2014 will graduate with a diploma in Exploration Information Technology.

The Geoscience Information Technology program provides you with a broad understanding of Earth Sciences with specialized computing skills focusing on UNIX, database management and mapping applications. This program provides students computer skills geared towards the energy sector and numerous other industries. Graduates may find employment as a geological or geophysical technologist, applying your expertise in the areas of geological processing and interpretation, computer mapping of geographic variables, manipulation of geophysical data, integration of geological and geophysical data, and production of 3-D models for the reservoir. There is a growing market for digital information experts to work as assistants to geologists and geophysicists as a starting position.
URL:Geoscience Information Technology at SAIT
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $4,022
Careers:Geologists

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*50
Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 Pure Mathematics 
  •  Grade11 Science 
  •  Grade12 English 

Applicants require an Alberta High School Diploma or equivalent with at least 50% in the following courses or their equivalents: At least 50% in Pure Math 30, or at least 55% in Math 30-1, or at least 75% in Math 30-2, AND, At least 50% in English Language Arts 30-1 or English Language Arts 30-2, AND, At least 50% in a minimum 20-level science (excluding Science 24 and 26). All applicants must demonstrate English Language Proficiency prior to admission, including students educated in Canada.

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* 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 July 10, 2015