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Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Fanshawe College

Canada

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Summary

Strapped for time, but looking to learn valuable skills to help increase your marketability? Fanshawe's eight-month, in-class or online Geographic Information Systems (GIS) program can help you discover a new in-demand career. Available 100% online or in a traditional in-class format, our program is flexible enough to suit your busy lifestyle.

As a student, you'll work within a project-based, software intensive format that is focused on building a foundation in GIS, with the flexibility to focus your studies in your area of expertise. You'll have access to our cutting-edge technology that will help you develop skills in remote-sensing, object-oriented programming, spatial analysis and modelling, digital photogrammetry, web map/ GIS and CAD skills.

In addition to the many valuable skills you will learn in the classroom, you'll have the opportunity to participate in the Professional Practice course where you'll become familiar with the many fulfilling work opportunities that GIS graduates can find. As part of this program, you can be placed doing GIS work with government agencies, GIS software employers, and other private industry companies that use GIS technology. Upon graduation, students have been hired as GIS Specialists, GIS Applications Programmers or Developers, Spatial Database Specialists, GIS researchers, among others.

With Fanshawe's GIS program, you can map your own way to exciting and meaningful work.

Career Opportunities

Graduates will enter the work force as GIS Specialists, GIS Applications Programmers or Developers, Spatial Database Specialists, GIS Analysts, GIS Researchers or in many other related occupations. Placement opportunities include positions in the GIS software industry, government agencies, and any private industry using geo-spatial technologies.

Program Description

This eight-month intensive Ontario College Graduate Certificate program in GIS, with optional online delivery, prepares graduates for employment in a wide range of land-based industries that utilize spatial and tabular data. The program is project-based, software-intensive, interdisciplinary, and focused on building flexible, current, high-end applied skills. Students will gain mastery of foundational GIS skills and apply leading-edge techniques in GIS Science to create spatial solutions. Remote sensing, object-oriented programming, spatial analysis and modeling, digital photogrammetry, web map/web GIS and CAD skills will all be developed, and students will have the opportunity to apply these technical skills to their own areas of specialization (engineering, social sciences, humanities, community health or other sciences).

Courses are offered as a face-to-face classroom format with optional online delivery. All courses are scheduled Monday to Thursday evenings.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Systems (GIS).

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees

CAD$14,320.00 (7,68,342) per year

CAN $7,160 per level

From

04 Sep

Venue

Fanshawe College

London campus,

1001 Fanshawe College Boulevard,

LONDON,

Ontario (ON),

N5Y 5R6, Canada

Online/Distance (1 year)

Tuition fees

CAD$14,320.00 (7,68,342) per year

CAN $7,160 per level

From

04 Sep

Venue

Fanshawe College

London campus,

1001 Fanshawe College Boulevard,

LONDON,

Ontario (ON),

N5Y 5R6, Canada

Entry requirement for international students

Post-secondary diploma, advanced diploma or degree OR equivalent qualification from another institution as judged by the College OR equivalent professional background and experience as judged by the College. Minimum overall average of “B” (3.0 cumulative GPA) is required.

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English by one of the following methods:

A Grade 12 College Stream or University Stream English credit from an Ontario Secondary School, or equivalent, depending on the program's Admission Requirements

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test with a minimum score of 570 for the paper-based test (PBT), or 88 for the Internet-based test (iBT), with test results within the last two years

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic test with an overall score of 6.5 with no score less than 6.0 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years.

Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) test with an overall score of 70 with no score less than 60 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years

Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) with a minimum score of 59, with test results within the last two years

A Cambridge English Test (FCE/CAE/CPE) with an overall score on the Cambridge English Scale of 176 with no language skill less than 169

An English Language Evaluation (ELE) at Fanshawe College with a minimum score of 75% in all sections of the test, with test results within the last two years

Fanshawe College ESL4/GAP5 students: Minimum grade of 80% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 9 or 75% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 10

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