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Ottawa, ON
Canada K2G 1V8

Geographic Information Systems (Graduate Certificate)

Program Information
Faculty: School of Advanced Technology
Degree: Certificate
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. Level 01 introduces various software streams including GIS, database management and programming and provides the theoretical foundation for the following semesters. The following levels focus on spatial analysis, data presentation, interface customization and project management. Level 03 includes web GIS and an independent GIS project course. While students spend most of their time working on the computer using application software, editing data, or programming, some coursework explores design issues, spatial statistics and project planning. There is a modelling emphasis throughout all courses.
Website: Geographic Information Systems (Graduate Certificate) at Algonquin College - Graduate Programs
Length: 1 Year(s)
Cost per year:
Test Scores:
  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 88]

Applicants with International transcripts must provide proof of the specific requirements noted above along with proof of either: IELTS-International English Language Testing Service-Overall band of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each band; OR TOEFL-Internet-based (iBT)-overall 88, with the minimum of 22 in each component: Reading 22; Listening: 22; Speaking: 22; Writing: 22.

Additional Admission Requirements:
    Ontario College Diploma, Ontario College Advanced Diploma or Degree. Applicants may be required to complete the an Assessment for Advanced Programs (ELAAP-IT) 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.

    Last Updated: December 25, 2018