This program provides students with excellent opportunities for career enhancement and professional growth. This degree will appeal primarily to graduate Geomatics Engineering Technologists who wish to pursue professional accreditation as Land Surveyors or develop their careers in other areas of Geomatics such as mapping or hydrography.
The Association of British Columbia Land Surveyors have developed a number of videos which give an insight into the exciting career of a land surveyor - for further information on becoming a BC Land Surveyor visit www.abcls.ca.
Check out the ABCLS YouTube Channel
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.
Our part-time studies courses generally run in the evenings, Saturdays, as week-long seminars or online and are intended for those who need professional development to upgrade their knowledge or require job related academic qualifications, but are not working towards a diploma or degree in Geomatics. These courses may also provide the prospect students further credits to obtain CBEPS (The Canadian Board of Examiners for Professional Surveyors) exemption or certification as Applied Science Technicians with ASTTBC. The Geomatics department also offers seminars on select topics.
Review our current list of continuing education courses and seminars at BCIT or contact,
BCIT Geomatics Engineering Part-time Studies is available to consult with your company to develop specific courses to meet your needs in a variety of Geomatics and Land Information related topics. We also offer employee assessment in the Geomatics field. Alan Weston is the contact person on these issues.
The Canadian Board of Examiners for Professional Surveyors (CBEPS) establishes, assesses and certifies the academic qualifications of individuals who apply to become land surveyors and/or geomatics professionals in Canada.
Exemptions to writing some or all CBEPS examinations are granted to candidates who have graduated from an accredited University degree program or from a Technical Institute diploma program that has been granted equivalencies. A list of universities and technical institutes with relevant exemptions is available on the CBEPS website.
The BCIT Geomatics and GIS departments offer the following online part-time studies courses which have been granted exemptions by CBEPS:
GEOM 7362 - Geodetic Positioning 1
GEOM 8162 - Geodetic Positioning 2
GEOM 8310 - Hydrographic Surveying
GEOM 8353 - Special Topics in Adjustments
GEOM 8363 - Advanced Topics in Precision Survey
GIST 8118 - GIS Remote Sensing
Current list of continuing education courses indicates the availability of the courses. For further information regarding these courses contact Dee Morita Geomatics/GIS Program Assistant at 604-451-7001.
In addition to these are three Business Practices and Profession courses required for the C11 exemption offered through the BCIT School of Business:
Grant Shelest, MBA, BTech, AScT
Donna Conroy, BTech
James Cowan, DiplT
Marketing & Media
Darryl Dube, DiplT, BA
Sean Galway, BSc, MSc
Christopher Griffith, BSc
John Ogundare, PhD
Mohammad Rajabi, PhD, EIT
Dave Rutherford, AScT, BCLS, CLS
Eric Saczuk, PhD
Ken Schuurman, BSc, BCLS, PEng
Rob Scott, BSc, ALS, PEng
Chris Thornton, BSc, MRICS
Alan Weston, MBA, MSc, PGeo
Coordinator - Part Time Studies
Dee Morita, BA
Ciprian Pirvu, PEng
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