Selkirk College

Geographic Information Systems

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Program Information

School:Selkirk College
Faculty:Environment & Geomatics
Degree:Diploma; Advanced
Field of Study:Cartography
Description:Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is a highly valued workplace asset with industries increasingly needing GIS experts. With our Advanced Diploma and Bachelor's Degree programs, we prepare you to be GIS Analysts, Applications Specialists, Spatial Data Managers, Project and Land Managers, where you'll analyze geospatial data, build comprehensives databases and find solutions to challenging questions.

You'll get essential training and individual attention and access to our cutting edge Selkirk Geospatial Research Centre (SGRC), so you'll excel in the classroom, labs and wherever you go after school.

URL:Geographic Information Systems at Selkirk College
Length:1 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $13,887

This cost estimate is for Year 1 of the program. Compulsory fees are included.
Careers:Land Surveyors

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

    The minimum requirement for entry is completion of a recognized college diploma/associate degree or applied/academic degree from an accredited post secondary institution in a related discipline. Such related disciplines include environmental studies, geology, surveying, geography, forestry, business, law enforcement, municipal planning, wildlife biology, emergency services, health care, surveying, recreation, or another field deemed acceptable by the School Chair. Please visit the website for complete program requirements.

    Test Scores:
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 550]
    Application Notes : Students may be required to complete the Computer Placement Test for assessment of their English and Math skills prior to entry into the program if they have not previously done so at Selkirk College. This will be the case unless they meet the stated exemptions outlined in Selkirk College Policy B3003.0: Pre‑Admission Basic Skills Assessment. International students will be expected to provide a TOEFL exam score of 550 or above unless they have equivalent documentation of English proficiency. (A "B" or above in English 12 or an LPI score of 4 or above would be examples of such equivalency.)
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    • Statement of Research Interests
    All applicants must submit two references (academic or professional). All applicants must also complete a brief letter of intent of 500 words or less that states their background and personal interest in the Advanced Diploma in GIS. Applicants should highlight experience in GIS and computer skills in their letter. Please visit the website for complete program requirements.

    * 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 June 14, 2022