British Columbia Institute of Technology

Geographic Information Systems

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Program Information

School:British Columbia Institute of Technology
Faculty:School of Construction and the Environment
Degree:Diploma; Advanced
Field of Study:Cartography
Description:Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology is used to manage and utilize geographic data, and is widely recognized as an essential tool in such diverse fields as forest management, urban planning, engineering, municipal management, business, and environmental studies. The potential uses of GIS technology are almost too numerous to list, and are found everywhere - from local government to the United Nations, from volunteer organizations to global corporations, in the public and private sectors.

The Advanced Diploma program in Geographic Information Systems is designed for university or college graduates with a background in a related discipline or technology. The curriculum combines theory and practice and covers GIS principles, training in GIS software, technical issues, remote sensing, digital mapping and management issues. Students must also successfully complete a supervised work experience before graduation. This may be either an industry project or an industry practicum.
URL:Geographic Information Systems at British Columbia Institute of Technology
Careers:Land Surveyors

Admission Requirements


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  •  Grade12 English 

Applicants are required to have: two years of education in English in an English-speaking country with one of the following: English 12 (67%) or 3.0 credits of post-secondary English, humanities or social sciences (67%) from a recognized institution.

Additional Admission Requirements:
    Applicants must also have one of the following from a recognized institution: diploma, associate degree, bachelor's degree; and a minimum of 60.0 credits including a minimum of 18.0 credits at the second-year level or higher. The diploma must be a minimum of 60.0 credits.

    * 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.

    Modified on August 12, 2021