Geographic Information Systems (GIS) have become pervasive across all industries and institutions. If you have used Google Maps to find the route from your home to a restaurant, for example, you have used a very simple form of GIS. A GIS is a combination of mapping software, digital maps, and databases and the processes of combining maps with databases to produce models, maps, and tables for decision-making.
The target student audience for the proposed Advanced Certificate in GIS is:
This program consists of seven courses: two foundation courses, four application level courses, and a capstone course. In the foundation courses, you will learn the theory, concepts, and related disciplines of GIS together with introductory hands-on experience using ArcGIS software. In the application level courses, you will get further experience using ArcGIS software, developing spatial databases, working with big data, and analyzing satellite and other aerial imagery. In the capstone course, you will undertake a project using your background (e.g. engineering) to guide the topic.
Please visit our Courses page for more information on this program's courses.
If you've missed a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) information session, the full video is now available.
Note: This information session was held May 21, 2020 and topics discussed in this session are subject to change without notice.
Do you have credits from another BC/Yukon post-secondary school? Do you want to know if they transfer to courses here at BCIT? Check out BCIT's Transfer Equivalency Database to find out.
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