Geographic Information Science, Graduate Certificate | Saskatchewan Polytechnic | Prince Albert, Canada
12 months
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16519 CAD/year
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Within Geographic Information Science Graduate Certificate from Saskatchewan Polytechnic some courses are available through distance and/or continuing education. Computer literacy is essential to handling the course load.

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Overview

The Geographic Information Science Graduate Certificate from Saskatchewan Polytechnic key facts:

Geographic Information Science (GIS) is a relatively new field that uses computer technology to link maps to digital data. Environmental agencies and resource companies rely on the skills of GIS technicians when they’re making critical decisions about the development and use of forests, fisheries, wildlife and land.

If you have good computer skills, a keen eye for detail and an interest in natural resource management and land use planning, the Geographic Information Science program will interest you. Even better, you can launch your career in less than a year.

The resource management focus is unique. You’ll learn the concepts, practice the applications and build basic skills in using GIS software to address natural resource management issues. In this hands-on approach to using GIS software and technologies you’ll learn about:

  • UAV/Drone data acquisition interpretation and process
  • GIS process automation
  • Database and worksheet design
  • Global Positioning Systems (GPS)
  • Web mapping and web cartography
  • Remote sensing and image analysis

Learn by Doing

Your training will include hands-on learning, field experience and an applied research project, where you’ll have the opportunity to work on a resource management-related project. When you graduate, you’ll have much more than a textbook understanding of GIS theory—you’ll have actual experience using GIS and applying it in different situations.

GIS vs. GPS

Geographic information science (GIS) is often confused with global positioning systems (GPS) because of the similar initials. The difference is that GIS uses GPS to help navigate data and display very complex processes that need a geographic component, such as where things are.

Career opportunities:

Saskatchewan Polytechnic has an excellent track record when it comes to getting grads into jobs: 80% of GIS grads are working in their field within six months of graduation. They work as GIS mapping technicians, GIS specialists, mapping cartographers, GPS operators, data analysts or remote sensing analysts. With your specialized training in applying GIS to resource management, you can explore job opportunities with a wide variety of potential employers, including natural resource-based industries, First Nations industries, consulting firms, environmental agencies, government departments and municipal agencies.

Programme Structure

Courses:

  • Geographic Information Systems
  • ArcGIS
  • Python
  • Data Input for Geographic Information Systems
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Hardware and Hardware Resources
  • Basic Statistics and Geostatistics

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
81

Credits

52 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
81

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Grade 12
  • Minimum 65% average in English Language Arts A30 and English Language Arts B30 (combined)
  • Minimum 60% in Workplace and Apprenticeship Math 30 or 60% in Foundations of Math 30 or 60% in Pre-Calculus 30*
  • English Language Requirement

Note

  • Computer literacy is recommended.

*Previous Saskatchewan mathematics requirement also accepted:

  • Minimum combined average of 60% in Math A30 and B30

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16519 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16519 CAD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    8420 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8420 CAD per year during 12 months.

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31 Aug 2024
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15900 USD
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21 Mar 2025
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12700 USD
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19 Mar 2025
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12500 USD
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15 Dec 2024
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2000 USD
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01 Oct 2024
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1000 USD
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31 Dec 2024
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3500 USD
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15 Nov 2024
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