Geographic Information Systems Technology
Red River College, Canada
About This Program
If you are a technologist or have technical and conceptual skills, possess a degree or diploma and are looking to complement your existing skill with spatial analysis capability, this program may be for you.
This program is academically demanding, and you should be prepared to spend sufficient time outside of the lecture and laboratory sessions to become adept with the concepts and techniques presented there. This program consists of four themes:
And when you enroll in this Geographic Information Systems Technology program, you have the option to take courses at the University of Winnipeg as well for a Joint Diploma or Degree.
The workload is significant, so effective time management skills are essential to successful completion of this program. An understanding of general geographic and geomatic concepts will be an asset.
This program is well-suited for students who:
In this program you will use a state-of-the-art networked workstations. The workstations are configured with dual monitors, DVD drives, current CPU’s together with a large amount of RAM and large capacity hard drives.
The College is a partner within the Manitoba Educational Geographic Information Systems Consortium (MEGIC), which gives you access to the entire ESRI geographic information system software tools suite. As well, each workstation is equipped with Autodesk AutoMap and PCI image analysis software. All workstations have Microsoft Office Suite and Internet access. Scanning and large format plotting is available.
This program is being offered at the Notre Dame Campus in Winnipeg.
Please note that students are responsible for their own transportation in order to complete practical lab requirements (if applicable). Red River College cannot guarantee locations that are readily accessible by public transportation. Students are responsible for all costs connected with such transportation.
Depending on your academic background, you may want to explore career opportunities where GIS is being applied including:
When you graduate from this program, you may seek a position as a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Technician, earning an average of $34.00/hour if you have some work experience already.
After course completion, you are expected to be familiar with the following program themes:
he material presented progresses from an introduction of generic skills to discipline-specific analysis and decision making.
This culminates in the last term, where you will propose, plan, and conduct a 160 (minimum) hour GIS project demonstrating the discipline-specific competencies acquired in the advanced courses related to the application of and analysis with technology. For this project, you are encouraged to develop partnerships with business, government, or other groups to address a real-world question.
|Course Code||Course Name||Credit Hours|
|CIVG-4022||Statistics for GIS||3|
|CIVG-4030||Project Management Fundamental||2|
|CIVG-4034||GIS Applications 1||3|
|SEMR-9209||General Safety Training||0|
|CIVG-4031||Spatial Database Management||5|
|CIVG-4035||GIS Applications 2||3|
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process which document and compares an individual's prior learning gained from prior education, work and life experiences and personal study to the learning outcomes in College courses or programs. So if you think your grades are good enough, apply for Recognition of Prior Learning for some of the courses of this program to decrease the number of subjects you have to take. Talk to your assigned IVC Visa Counselor or Documentation Officer for advice.
College : Engineering and CAD Technology
Duration : 8 months
Qualifications Level : Post-graduate Advanced Diploma
|Health Insurance Coverage||456|
|Materials and Lab Fees||1,122|
|Application Fee (Non-refundable)||100|
|Tuition Fee Deposit (Non-refundable)||400|
|Confirmation of Enrolment Fee||10.50|
Please note that all fees listed above are in Canadian Dollars. However, other fees may not have been included (e.g. airport pick-up). The above expenses represent only an estimate of what is to be invested in your education and may be changed at any time without notice by Red River College. Please check with your IVC-assigned Visa Counselor or Documentation Officer periodically for any changes.
Intake Dates :
There is one intake date per year and this is in September. Make sure you check with us first though since the Start Date and Term Breaks may vary. Beginning an application 6 months in advance of the intake date will allow you a lot of time to prepare for the visa application.
Admission and entry requirements for this qualification are in accordance with the academic regulations. It is recommended that you have at least two years of work experience in an appropriate technical environment prior to admission.
You must comply with the following requirements
Stop getting confused. Get started now by gathering information
Discover if you qualify to immigrate (and how to do it)