Courses | Geographic Information Systems (GIS) | Assiniboine Community College
  • School of Business, Agriculture & Environment - Ag & Enviro

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Courses And Costs

To graduate with a Geographic Information Systems Advanced Diploma you must complete 54 credits.

Please Note: In an advanced certificate or diploma, no credit is granted from a credential (e.g. diploma, baccalaureate degree) which is used as an entrance prerequisite for that program or through PLAR.

 

 

  • Year 1

    • Course ID Title Credits/CEUs Study

    • Legend: D - Distance Education, P - PLAR, E - Elective

      GEOS-0017 Advanced Spatial Analysis 6 credit(s)
      The course builds on the foundational GIS knowledge and skills acquired at the introductory level and guides students in the development of increasingly sophisticated spatial and geostatistical analyses. Students will learn how to perform different types of spatial analyses, identify the types of questions different analysis approaches can answer, critically evaluate the advantages and limitations of different approaches, and gain a better understanding of the use of capabilities of spatial analysis. Students will apply model building tools to advanced geostatistical methods. Spatial modelling and analysis techniques like spatial interpolation, multi-criteria decision making, Fuzzy Logic, predictive modelling, regression, network analysis, routing, site selection and data mining skills will be explored.

      GEOS-0018 Cartography 6 credit(s)
      The course introduces students to computer-assisted cartographic methods and processes. Emphasis is on map design and cartographic communication using computer-assisted cartographic techniques. Students will examining multimedia cartographic visualization prospects. Cartographic ethics are observed and adhered to during the various cartographic products generated.

      GEOS-0019 Geomatics Applications 6 credit(s)
      This course is divided into two distinct phases that will integrate knowledge of Data, GPS, Remote Sensing, and GIS Analysis for use in a wide variety of applications. In the first phase of the course, learners apply foundational knowledge and skills acquired in previous courses to complete a wide range of geospatial applications using data from areas such as forestry, resource management, agriculture, civil/infrastructure, disaster management, land reclamation, mining, water management, LiDAR, site selection, UAV/Drone analysis, and/or open source geospatial software among others. In the second phase, learners have to complete one of two options: i) create a Geomatics Skills Portfolio-which is a great resource for demonstrating skills to employers and can continue to grow as your career progresses, or ii) develop an industry based GIS proposal and work plan for a specific GIS analysis project. Each of these options will act as a culminating experience of the GIS Advanced Diploma Program.

      GEOS-0021 GIS Database Management 6 credit(s)
      In this course, students will explore how geospatial data is created, shared, and stored. Topics will focus on data management, conversion, and manipulation within a geospatial context. Initial focus is on data transfer, sources of digital geographic data, and geographic data formats. Students will progress into advanced database solutions, including theory and design of a relational database. Interface design principles of data input, complex queries, relationship classes, topological rules, hierarchical geospatial data layers, domains, and classes are applied to spatial and non-spatial data.

      GEOS-0024 GIS Project Management 6 credit(s)
      In this course, students will explore how geospatial data is created, shared, and stored. Topics will focus on data management, conversion, and manipulation within a geospatial context. Initial focus is on data transfer, sources of digital geographic data, and geographic data formats. Students will progress into advanced database solutions, including theory and design of a relational database. Interface design principles of data input, complex queries, relationship classes, topological rules, hierarchical geospatial data layers, domains, and classes are applied to spatial and non-spatial data.

      GEOS-0020 GIS Server 6 credit(s)
      This course familiarizes students to the use of GIS cloud and server resources. Students will evaluate and implement systems using three cloud service models (infrastructure, platform, and software services). The setup of server and cloud services for creating maps, managing spatial data, and processing spatial data will be accomplished. Students will explore a range of open source and close source (proprietary) GIS industry service systems. This course will integrate GIS programming skills in a variety of different situations such as custom geoprocess analysis and web integration.

      GEOS-0023 GPS Applications 6 credit(s)
      This course introduces students to the application of tools related to Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS). Decision-making as it relates to Global Positioning System (GPS) implementation is stressed. Students will learn proficiency in operating a variety of GPS equipment, mission planning, data collection, data accuracy, documentation, processing, and field techniques. Students will be exposed to innovative GPS equipment and mapping techniques. Emphasis will be placed on data collection, quality, and management.

      GEOS-0016 Programming for GIS 6 credit(s) D
      Prerequisite: COMP-0230 GIS 2, GEOS-0006 GIS Database Management 2 This course introduces students to GIS programming software to create applications using the graphical user interface (GUI). Students develop visual and event-oriented approaches to programming. Instruction covers the development interface, the use of most available controls and their properties, cutting-edge interface design methods, debugging techniques and programming tips. This integrates GIS programming skills in a variety of different situations such as custom geoprocess analysis and web integration.

      GEOS-0025 Remote Sensing/Image Analysis 6 credit(s)
      This course implements the fundamental skills and principles involved in acquiring, manipulating, analyzing, interpreting, and presenting remotely sensed data. The data is presented or integrated with other data forms for direct implementation within a GIS. The students learn to manipulate digital and non-digital images using a variety of software packages. An overview of digital image processing techniques for commercial and research-based remotely sensed earth resource monitoring systems is provided. Emphasis is on the use and interpretation of passive (optical) satellite imagery using both automated and semi-automated information extraction. Learners are introduced to microwave sensing (radar). Various standard image enhancements, formats and analysis procedures are practiced.

    Tuition and other related fees: $4110
    Textbooks, tools, supplies and extracurricular costs: $500

Fast Facts

Duration/Start Variable

Credential Advanced Diploma

Credits 54

Optional Exit No

Co-op Work Placement No

Distance Delivery Yes

International Students Yes

Study Options
On Campus
Distance Education
Open to International Students

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