Sault College of Applied Technology

Sault College GIS Graduate Certificate

Program: GIS Graduate Certificate (Applications Specialist)Sault College GIS Graduate Certificate

Sault College of Applied Technology’s one year post-grad program provides geomatics students with various different backgrounds an opportunity to build upon their existing expertise and existing education.

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. Students are encouraged to apply their knowledge and skills with interactive engaging hands-on training using the latest GIS and remote sensing software available in a Sault College Applied Research Centre state of the art GIS computer lab.

Sault College GIS Graduate Certificate

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, as well as Visual Basic, SQL, and ArcObjects programming languages. Students get the opportunity to work on specific industry related projects, including a 4 week field placement that provides opportunities to apply skills and knowledge gained through the class room into real world situations that can help build upon their career portfolios.

The integration of fieldwork using GPS equipment into the Geographic Information Systems environment is included. As a student who is sponsored by an employer, they have an opportunity to work on specific and real world projects. One of the many highlights is that students will participate in a four-week field placement with a potential employer in a location and aspect of GIS that meets the employer`s needs. Students may have the opportunity to be involved in applied research projects.


The worldwide demand for more efficient ways to gather and interpret spatial data on resources and other features of the earth`s surface is constantly increasing. This high-tech, leading-edge program provides the graduate with the skills to become an integral part of an industry that is resulting in a variety of disciplines. New applications of GIS technology provide graduates access to job opportunities presently available to few.

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Contact Info

Program Coordinator Heath Bishop (705) 759-2554 ext 2616

Visit the Sault College of Applied Technology web page for more details on the program.