Algonquin College

Geographic Information Systems (Graduate Certificate)

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Program Information

School:Algonquin College
Faculty:School of Advanced Technology (Ottawa)
Degree:Post-diploma; Co-op
Field of Study:Cartography
Description:The Geographic Information Systems (GIS) graduate certificate program at Algonquin College is a full three semester advanced program of study that trains students on all aspects of GIS science and technology. The focus is on a broad spectrum of skills through hands-on training and practical in-class learning. The program features geographic and cartographic science, as well as a strong emphasis on information systems technology, preparing students for a broad range of opportunities within municipal, provincial, federal or NGO agencies; utility/resource companies; engineering and environmental firms and the many other disciplines using GIS. Training includes field data collection, programming, remote sensing, enterprise geodatabase design and management, cloud-based services and application management, dynamic 2D and 3D cartographic design, spatial analysis and project management. A significant component of the program is each student`s engagement with an industry or government sponsor on a project.

This program offers one cooperative education (Co-op) Work Term(s) option. Qualified students with a minimum GPA of 2.7, have the opportunity to apply for paid co-op employment to gain valuable work experience and networks within industry.
URL:Geographic Information Systems (Graduate Certificate) at Algonquin College
Length:1 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $5,346
International: $9,123

Admission Requirements

Test Scores:
  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based)
Additional Admission Requirements:
    Applicants may be required to complete the English Language Assessment for Advanced Programs (ELAAP) administered by the Test Centre for which a fee of $50 (subject to change).

    * 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 June 26, 2018

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