Geographic Information Systems - GIS (Advanced Diploma) | Assiniboine Community College

Geographic Information Systems - GIS (Advanced Diploma)

Duration/Start: 1 Year / September

Credential: Advanced Diploma

Use the most modern GIS technologies to solve problems across a range of disciplines. Apply your prior education to work in agriculture, forestry, environmental management or natural resources.

From Google to governments and marketing to mineral exploration, geographic information systems are used across a variety of industries. No matter what industry you are currently in, this advanced diploma gives you the opportunity to launch a new career or add a new marketable skill to your résumé. Build on your existing post-secondary education and learn cutting-edge environmental technologies.

Learn current GIS technologies and how to use them to solve real-world problems. You will use geographic information systems (GIS), remote sensing and global positioning systems (GPS), and drone technology to detail minute variations in land, water, vegetation and nutrient conditions.

Experience with modern equipment and software will make you a hot commodity in resource-based industries. Learn to analyze data, find and incorporate related information, and then translate it into practical management decisions that can be applied in any number of industries.

Your career can take you almost anywhere: government, private industry and community organizations. There is a tremendous opportunity for you in agriculture, forestry, watershed and environmental management, land use planning, natural resources and transportation.


Fast Facts

Duration/Start 1 Year / September

Credential Advanced Diploma

Credits 60

Optional Exit No

Co-op Work Placement No

Distance Delivery No

International Students Yes

Study Options
On Campus
Open to International Students
Advanced Credentials

Why choose the Geographic Information Systems Advanced Diploma?

  • Emphasis on practical, applied learning 
  • Tours and field laboratories 
  • Laboratories with high-tech equipment

Alumna receives GIS award

Kooshoom Gutlea, a recent ACC GIS graduate, was presented with the Manitoba GIS Users Group's 2014 Excellence in GIS Education Research Award.

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