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Geomatics in the Workplace - Advanced Certificate

Program Details

Length: 6 months

Total Credits: 12

Intake Terms: Winter

Campus: Online

Student Loans: This program is eligible for Student Loans - details here

Credential Received

Advanced Certificate in Geomatics in the Workplace


Program Summary

The School of Environment & Geomatics offers a Geomatics in the Workplace Advanced Certificate (GWAC), providing a basic level of geomatics certification for people currently employed in sectors like forestry, planning, engineering, business and more.

The program provides an accessible mix of online, distributed, and lab-based geomatics instruction for people who find it difficult to leave the workforce and study in a conventional full time or part time enrolment model.

This program will utilize the industry standard in GIS, GPS, satellite and LiDAR remote sensing software, and UAV drone mission planning technology to match the growing need of knowledge and experience requested by industry

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, learners will be able to:

  • explain how project management principles support successful GIS projects.

Program Admission Requirements

Academic Requirements

Admission Requirements for ACGIS (Geomatics in the Workplace)

  • Completion of a recognized college diploma/associate degree or university degree in a related discipline or equivalent education or work experience.
  • Letter of Intent, not exceeding 500 words, stating your background and interest in the field of Geographic Information Systems.

Additional Requirements

No additional requirements needed for this program.

Graduation and Promotion

In order to receive your credential in your program you must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.00.

Required Courses

The following course are required to receive this credential.

Term 1 and 2

GIS302Introduction to Geographic Information Systems


GIS305Introduction to Remote Sensing using QGIS


GIS323Introduction to Global Navigation Satellite Systems and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles


GIS401Introduction to LiDAR Remote Sensing and Applications