The Bachelor of Applied Technology Geographic Information Systems (BGIS) program will provide you with the skills and knowledge to succeed in one of the fastest growing sectors of information technology. Geographic Information System (GIS) combines the power of relational database management systems with the flexibility of cartographic display technology and is used for problem solving and decision making.
To succeed in the program, you will need to be comfortable working in a computer environment, and have a good working knowledge of file management, word processing and spreadsheet software applications.
To help you obtain problem solving knowledge and skills, the program combines one year of academic training with one year of work experience in the form of 800 practicum hours, offering an opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills developed within the classroom.
The program accepts students into first semester in September and January.
Finding a practicum placement is ultimately the student's responsibility; the BGIS program does not place students with organizations. We'll make every effort to assist in securing and facilitating a meaningful placement, but students must be prepared to actively establish industry connections and secure their own practicum placement.
Please ensure you take the courses in the order they are listed in below.
|COURSE NAME||COURSE CODE||OFFERED|
|Professional Communications||COMM-415||Classroom or Online|
|Geospatial Project Foundations||GEOS-406||Classroom or Online|
|GIS Data Capture I||GEOS-409||Classroom or Online|
|GIS Data Manipulation and Transformation||GEOS-410||Classroom or Online|
|GIS Data Modeling||GEOS-418||Classroom or Online|
|GIS Data Analysis and Output||GEOS-419||Classroom or Online|
|GIS Data Capture II||GEOS-451||Classroom or Online|
|Enterprise and Web Geographic Information Systems||GEOS-450||Classroom or Online|
|Geographic Information Systems Programming||GEOS-456||Classroom or Online|
|Cartography and Geovisualization||GEOS-457||Classroom or Online|
|Applied GIS Capstone Project||GEOS-459||Classroom or Online|
|Applied GIS Directed Field Studies||GEOS-540||Workplace Practicum (800 hours)
The associated certificate does not have any prerequisites and is offered through online education.
Take charge of your future.
- Contact email@example.com to discuss the BGIS program, admission requirements, and admission process.
- Contact 403.284.8367 or firstname.lastname@example.org for information on individual course offerings or the Certificates listed below.
- If you would like to take courses beyond the certificate, admission into the BGIS program is required.