Niagara College GIS-GM Program - October Education Profile:
An alternative to the traditional Master's Degree, the Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Systems and Geospatial Management (GIS-GM) allows for the development of an application based skill set that compliments existing experience and expertise within the student's chosen field.
Graduates of the Niagara College GIS-GM program are highly motivated and superbly qualified individuals that are valuable additions to a diverse range of businesses and agencies that employ geospatial sciences. Three semesters of advanced course work over a one 10-month period are required to successfully complete the program, with courses ranging from Data Acquisition (Surveying and Remote Sensing), through Spatial Analysis/Modelling to Applications and Software/Web Development.
The cornerstone of this graduate program is the Applied Thesis Project. Students create formal proposals to address real-world challenges brought forward by real-world ‘clients’. Projects are managed with formal Project Control/Tracking techniques to assure that solutions are delivered on-time and within the proposed budget. Applied Thesis Projects are significant challenges from a technical/analytical perspective, requiring innovative applications of geomatics science.
“I have been very privileged to be a part of this innovative program that has given young and new geospatial applications scientists an opportunity to experience what is often their first professional experience in our field!”
— Ian Smith M.Sc., B.Math., OLS, OLIP
Professor and GIS-GM Program Coordinator
Niagara College students and GIS Professionals enjoying the GoGeomatics Back to School social, sponsored by BeSpatial / urisa ontario: