2022-23 Calendar

Advanced GIS Certificate

This 500-hour program will introduce students to the essentials of using GIS to create maps and edit and manage GIS data. Students will learn the basics of project management. In addition, more advanced topics such as raster analysis, working with 3D data and network datasets will be covered. Students will also learn how to use GPS technologies to gather data, how to perform GIS analysis, complete an in-depth study of relational databases and how databases are used within a GIS. Students will be required to complete two major projects of their design as well as a directed project of the type they would encounter in an employment situation. A blend of theory and practical application ensures the graduates are prepared to work in various employment opportunities in private industry, consulting, government, First Nations and Mining sectors.

Admission Requirements

B.C. Secondary school graduation, or equivalent, or 19 years of age and out of secondary school for at least one year as of the first day of classes.

A minimum of 60% in MSFD 101 - File and Desktop Management or equivalent experience.


CGIS 101 GIS Essentials
CGIS 102 GIS Data
CGIS 103 GIS Project #1
CGIS 105 GIS Analysis & Automation
CGIS 106 Relational Databases
CGIS 107 GIS Project #2
CGIS 108 Raster Analysis
CGIS 109 3D Modeling
CGIS 110 Geometric Networks
CGIS 111 Linear Referencing
CGIS 112 Temporal Data & Animation
CGIS 113 Map Books
CGIS 114 Directed Project

Graduation Requirements

Students must pass each course with a minimum grade of 70% to receive the certificate.

Program Area:

Continuing Studies

Campus (Intake):

  • Distance (Jan)




  • Part-Time


2022-23: $8,114
plus applicable textbooks and/or materials


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Okanagan College Calendar: Printed 12/07/2022