Category: College Programs

New Pathway to a GIS Master’s Degree for Fleming College Graduates

Fleming College graduates now have the option of completing a master’s degree at Vancouver Island University (VIU) – the first pathway of its kind for the college.

VIU and Fleming have signed an agreement that allows eligible graduates of Fleming’s Geographic Information Systems (GIS) programs to enter the second year of VIU’s Master of GIS Applications program (MGISA).

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GIS Training at Colleges and Universities

Our ever evolving Geomatics industry has lead to increased demands for specialized GIS training, and Canada has remained on top of the leading GIS education providers for many years. Here are some of the best Colleges and Universities that offer GIS related programs. This page was created on the site a number of years back to highlight some of the best Colleges and Universities in Canada that offer GIS related programs.

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Okanagan College Advanced GIS Certificate

With the Advanced GIS Certificate program students learn the essentials of using GIS to create detailed maps, edit and manage spatial data and manage geographic based projects. More advanced topics include raster analysis, working with 3D data, and how to use GPS to collect data and perform spatial analysis.

A blend of theory and practical application are combined to ensure that graduates are prepared to enter the work force in a variety of different employment opportunities.

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Sault College of Applied Technology

The post-graduate certificate program from Sault College has been known to prepare students for a solid career in geomatics through the integration of industry practiced GIS and remote sensing techniques.

A strong emphasis is placed on teaching the fundamentals and theory of GIS with a focus on hands-on training. Courses provide practical experiences in the use of ArcGIS, ENVI, PCI Geomatica, MS Access, MS Project and other industry standard software products.

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Centre of Geographic Sciences (COGS)

One of the more popular well known programs at COGS is the Advanced Diploma in Geographic Sciences designed to add a technical hands-on component to an existing University Degree. This GIS program prepares students to join the Geomatics Industry in roles such as GIS Specialists, Technologists or GIS Analysts.

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College of the North Atlantic

The College of the North Atlantic Geomatics program deals with all aspects of Geomatics, including GIS, GPS and field training with state of the art surveying instrumentation and Geomatics software. In addition to theoretical instruction, students obtain considerable field and office experience through a combination of labs, field camps, and work terms.

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Niagara College

At Niagara College they combine GIS, remote sensing and geodatabase management together throughout the three terms. The one year GIS Certificate program at Niagara on the Lake Campus includes a thesis project that students work on for the whole term while working along side with employers to help design and implement real world GIS projects.

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Humber College Online GIS Certificate

The Fundamentals of GIS Certificate program from Humber College is designed for every day practitioners such as office managers, technical professionals, and or support staff responsible for managing and using GIS data sets.

The program is delivered via online format only so students can be located virtually anywhere in Canada and still upgrade their GIS skills while maintaining an everyday job.

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