Selkirk College

Geographic Information Systems

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Program Information

School:Selkirk College
Faculty:Environment & Geomatics
Degree:Bachelor; Co-op
Field of Study:Cartography
Description:We believe in providing top quality GIS Training and GIS Education to prepare you with essential skills to succeed in today's ever-changing Geomatics industry.

Our GIS courses are also complemented by our Geospatial Research Centre (SGRC), giving you opportunities to use and understand GIS in current real-world situations. With unmatched flexibility, you can enter and exit our BGIS at a variety of points in your academic career.
URL:Geographic Information Systems at Selkirk College
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $6,173

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

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*77 to 79
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 reference). All applicants must also submit a letter of intent, and complete a brief essay 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 essay.

    * The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

    * 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