Advanced GIS Certificate

Campus Salmon Arm (Jan)
Delivery Full-Time
Credential Certificate

January 2022 Full Time
Delivery Style: Online Hybrid

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Program Highlights

Learn the basics of GIS systems, create maps and edit and manage GIS data. Learning project management, students have the opportunity to work on various projects, showcasing data collection, GIS analysis, network datasets and 3D data. Students in this program emerge as knowledgeable in both theory and application and are viable employees in consulting, government and mining sectors.

Tuition and Fees

2020-21: $7,954.98
plus applicable textbooks and/or materials

Program Details

This 500-hour program will introduce students to the essentials of using GIS to create maps and edit and manage GIS data. Students will learn the basics of project management. In addition, more advanced topics such as raster analysis, working with 3D data and network datasets will be covered. Students will also learn how to use GPS technologies to gather data, how to perform GIS analysis, complete an in-depth study of relational databases and how databases are used within a GIS. Students will be required to complete two major projects of their design as well as a directed project of the type they would encounter in an employment situation. A blend of theory and practical application ensures the graduates are prepared to work in various employment opportunities in private industry, consulting, government, First Nations and Mining sectors.

Sean Heddle was looking for a career change after an injury left him unable to work as a concrete construction foreman.

He could never have imagined that his foray into the study of geographic information systems (GIS) would see him building a real-time map of a global public health emergency.

Read the full story here.


Admission Requirements

B.C. Secondary school graduation, or equivalent, or 19 years of age and out of secondary school for at least one year as of the first day of classes.

A minimum of 60% in MSFD 101 - File and Desktop Management or equivalent experience.


Program Outline

CGIS 101 GIS Essentials

CGIS 102 GIS Data

CGIS 103 GIS Project #1


CGIS 105 GIS Analysis & Automation

CGIS 106 Relational Databases

CGIS 107 GIS Project #2

CGIS 108 Raster Analysis

CGIS 109 3D Modeling

CGIS 110 Geometric Networks

CGIS 111 Linear Referencing

CGIS 112 Temporal Data & Animation

CGIS 113 Map Books

CGIS 114 Directed Project

Students must pass each course with a minimum grade of 70% to receive the certificate.



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