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Advanced Diploma in GIS Applications – Vancouver Island University

By T_mackinnon @tedmackinnon
February 12, 2016

Vancouver Island University (VIU) has developed as one of Canada’s centers for GIS education

Advanced Diploma in GIS Applications Vancouver Island UniversityVIU’s Advanced Diploma in GIS Applications (ADGISA)is offered both with either an In-Class or a fully Online version. In both options, students learn how to use GIS as spatial information and problem-solving tools in addressing real world problems. The eight month In-Class program is equally divided between learning hands-on concepts and mastering GIS as a tool in solving real world problems.

Advanced Diploma in GIS Applications Vancouver Island University
The online program is similar to the In-Class program but spread out over sixteen months and tailored to those who are currently employed or can not relocate to Nanaimo, British Columbia.  Both options are delivered as a package and no individual courses are offered. ESRI’s ArcGIS is the main software package used in the delivery of these programs including a select number of course modules, available through ESRI’s Virtual Campus.

VIU has six experts in GIS and Remote Sensing, three of whom teach full-time in the ADGISA program. All of the ADGISA instructors are dedicated, full-time faculty members committed to ensuring our students’ success. A very high proportion of program graduates have successfully secured full-time jobs in GIS.

The VIU Master of GIS Applications (MGISA) program is a two-stage program offering both Blended (Face-to-Face/Online) and Fully Online options. The program is designed for both students who have little exposure to GIS and for students who have already completed a post-graduate GIS Diploma. For students with little experience, the program is 2 or 2½ years in length, depending on whether the Blended of Fully Online option is chosen. Those students who already hold a post-graduate GIS Diploma may be eligible for advanced entry into the final year of the program.

GIS Applications Vancouver Island University

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For more details refer to the GIS Applications Vancouver Island University site or the Mater of GIS Applications program page

By canadiangisFiled in: College Programs, GIS & Geomatics Education, Online Education, University Programs

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