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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:This concentration offers training in both the programming and application of geographic information systems (GIS) or geospatial technology. In addressing geographically based problems, analytical and technological tools (including hardware and software) are applied to create solutions. Geospatial information links locational data (where things are) with descriptive data (information that is associated with each location). We use points (utility poles, mine sites), lines (river centrelines), and polygons (land parcels, counties) to model reality. GIS technology provides storage, analysis, and presentation of information.

When you graduate from this concentration you will be qualified to work as a GIS specialist, GIS applications programmer or developer, spatial database manager, GIS analyst, GIS researcher, or in many other related occupations. Graduates typically enter career paths working throughout Nova Scotia, in the Maritimes, across Canada, in the U.S., and often overseas.
URL:Geographic Sciences - Geographic Information Systems Concentration at Nova Scotia Community College
Length:1 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $5,522

Admission Requirements


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

    A undergraduate degree in a related field of study such as Geography, Gorestry, Geology, Resource Management, Science, Engineering, Computer Science, Marketing, Commerce, Economics, Business Administration, Tourism and Hospitality is required. A diploma is Geographic Sciences or equivalent is also required.

    * 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