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Geographic Information Systems

Available at: Online part-time


Geographic Information systems (GIS) provides the ability to automate map production and to and to integrate earth imagery with other data to solve geographic problems. Results can be displayed in a variety of ways including new maps, tables, charts, or all of these in combination. GIS is becoming a widely available and affordable technology which can be used by nearly every corporation, governmental agency, or non-profit organization.

This certificate is designed for practitioners who are the manager, technical professional, and support staff responsible for managing and using GIS. This course is also designed to appeal to people from varying disciplines such as Urban Planning, Civil and Transportation Engineering, Resources and Business.

To successfully complete this program, participants must complete eight (8) compulsory courses.


  • For your convenience, some online courses can be started at different times throughout the semester, just choose the course date that fits your schedule.
  • The demand for part-time courses has increased to the point that we recommend you register early to ensure your acceptance into the course.
  • Online courses are easily identified by CS at the beginning of the course code (i.e. CSSE 65 Accounting Basics 1)
  • Textbooks and additional materials may be required for these courses. YOU are responsible for purchasing your textbooks and any additional materials for all courses. Please make a note of your course code (CS##) and see the bottom of this page for book order procedure.

Visit the Online and Continuing Education catalogue for course details and to register.



Graduates from the program may find employment opportunities  with private companies and nonprofit organizations as well as city, regional and federal agencies as Cartographers and photogrammetrist; Geographic information systems technicians; Mapping technicians and Surveying technicians.

Program Name

Geographic Information Systems

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Start Dates


Program Duration

Part-time; Students have a maximum of five years to complete the program.

Location (Campus)

Online part-time

Canadian Fees

See registration link above.

International Fees

See registration link above.

Additional Costs


Scholarships and Bursaries


Program Outline 2020-21

Required courses
CSLO 16 Access - Expert
CSMO 58 Designing/Implementing/Managing a GIS
CSMO 12 GIS Software - ArcView
CSMO 34 Global Positioning Systems
CSMO 47 Internet Mapping
CSMO 6 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
CSMO 24 Remote Sensing

Required (Choose one)
CSLO210 Access 2016 Core
CSLO 6 Access - Core

Articulation & Credit Transfer Opportunities

SLC graduates have many options to continue their studies with post-secondary institutions across Canada and around the world. Agreements between SLC and other institutions that are specific to this program are listed below. In addition, there are many credit transfer pathway agreements between colleges and universities within the province of Ontario. Please also visit to search for options relevant to your program area of study.

    Admission Requirements

    Applicants to the program must hold an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (O.S.S.D.) or equivalent or must qualify for mature student status (19 years of age or older).



    Health Requirements



    I think Brockville is a great city. It’s quite small so it’s a great transition city, but it’s also directly in between Toronto and Ottawa so you get access to both marketplaces which is a huge plus being in this industry.

    Catarina Ciccone

    Program Contact

    Sara Barrie, Program Officer (OntarioLearn)

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    Additional Information

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