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Geographic Sciences - Geographic Information Systems 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:GIS (Geographic Information Systems) is one of the fastest growing technology sectors in the world. With GIS, technical users link and analyze spatial data sets to model the real world in support of the decision-making process. This concentration prepares you for this important career by giving you indispensable GIS skills and their application to environmental, municipal, and resource management projects.

Graduates of this concentration are prepared to accept positions as GIS specialists, mapping technicians, civic addressing technicians, or graphic technicians. Many job opportunities are available with municipal and provincial government departments dealing with parks, economic development commissions and development control agencies, and in the private sector with planning consultants, engineering/survey firms, or any firm involved in mapping.
URL:Geographic Sciences - Geographic Information Systems Concentration at Nova Scotia Community College
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $3,762
Careers:Land Surveyors

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