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Geographic Sciences - Remote Sensing Technology Concentration

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Program Information

School:Nova Scotia Community College
Faculty:School of Applied Arts and New Media
Field of Study:Cartography
Description:Remote Sensing is the study of Earth Observation systems and applications. Remote Sensing is a rapidly expanding discipline with multiple applications in: forestry, geology, defence/intelligence, disaster management, conservation, oceanography, meteorology, urban analysis, and agriculture. With the increasing availability and use of digital airborne remote sensing systems such as the Compact Airborne Spectrographic Imager (hyperspectral), Digital Sensor System (photography), and the Airborne Laser Terrain Mapper (LiDAR) there is a growing demand for personnel skilled in operating these systems.

Our graduates are tracking environmental changes for use in weather prediction. They’re helping natural resource companies find new sources of opportunities such as potential new diamond mines. Some NSCC-COGS alumni are currently working for Canada Centre for Remote Sensing, Canadian Hydrographic Service, and the Department of Mines and Energy. Other graduates have gone on to work in the public and private sector in Canada, the United States and overseas with companies such as Terrapoint, Terra Remote Sensing, Hyperspectral Imaging Limited, and Leading Edge Geomatics.
URL:Geographic Sciences - Remote Sensing Technology Concentration at Nova Scotia Community College
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $3,762
Careers:Land SurveyorsGeographers

Admission Requirements


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

    Successful completion of Geographic Sciences - Year 1 or Advanced Standing.

    * 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 August 13, 2018