About this Program

Credential Awarded:Ontario College Graduate Certificate
Campus:Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus
Length:1 Year

Program Highlights

  • Expert faculty with significant geospatial expertise and first-hand consulting experience.
  • Program outline is continuously updated to meet current industry needs.
  • State-of-the-art learning lab offers leading GIS software and is open to students 24/7.
  • Hands-on applied learning via year-long thesis project that involves working with employers to design and implement a real-world GIS project.
  • Three-semester program focuses on geospatial modelling, geodatabase, Internet GIS and new technologies such as the use of drones as a mapping tool.

Career Opportunities

  • Environmental management agency
  • GIS consulting firm
  • Information technology industry
  • Map design company
  • Municipal, provincial or federal government
  • Natural resource conservation authority
  • Oil and mining industry
  • Survey and engineering firm
  • Tourist industry
  • Utility company

Niagara College allowed me to gain hands-on experience and develop networks with people in the field. Every day I use the concepts and skills I gained in the GIS program.

Tanya Stephens, Geographic Information Systems graduate

Admissions and Availability

Ontario College Graduate Certificate
#2058 - 1 Year NOTL
Starting In Availability
September 2018Closed
January 2019Not Available
May 2019Not Available
September 2019Open
January 2020Not Available
May 2020Not Available

Future Study Options


We offer a range of future study options for NC graduates. Visit vnmanga.info/pathways for details.

Transfer Credits

For information about transfer credits, exemptions and prior learning recognition visit vnmanga.info/transfercredit.