Aviso sobre Covid-19: Este curso começará online e posteriormente continuará no campus quando possível. Saiba mais.

O que eu aprenderei?

Train to become a Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technologist, technician or analyst for a range of industries – from forestry and natural resource exploration to all levels of government – with the Bachelor of Applied Technology Geographic Information Systems degree.

Graduates possess the skills and knowledge to succeed in one of the fastest-growing sectors of information technology. GIS combines the power of relational database management systems with the flexibility of cartographic display technology and is used for problem-solving and decision making.

To succeed in the program, you’ll need to be comfortable working with computers and have a good working knowledge of file management, word processing and spreadsheet software applications.

This two-year program consists of two, 15-week semesters in year one, followed by a paid practicum in year two.

Finding a practicum placement is the student’s responsibility, but instructors and support staff will provide guidance and support. Students must be prepared to actively establish industry connections to secure their practicum.

Is this the right fit for me?

Typical GIS job postings suggest the ideal practitioner has a sound technical background, is self-motivated and disciplined in achieving results.

Successful GIS professionals can problem-solve with creative and innovative solutions and provide service based on the concept of continuous improvement.

Contact time with instructors in lectures and labs is about 25 hours per week. The average student is expected to spend an additional 25 hours per week on assignments, studying and projects.

Graduates will often work in teams of various sizes. During the program, students will work in teams for projects or lab assignments. This requires good communication and interpersonal skills.


Discussions are pending with several national-level accreditation agencies. No formal accreditations are available at this time.


After successfully completing the program, graduates will receive a SAIT Bachelor of Applied Technology Geographic Information Systems degree.

Career opportunities:

Graduates can job pursue opportunities in several industries including forestry, natural resource exploration, environmental, engineering consulting, government (municipal, provincial and federal), information technology, healthcare and tourism.

Potential positions include:

  • GIS technologist
  • GIS technician
  • GIS analyst
  • GIS specialist
  • GIS team leader

Related careers include:

  • geological technician
  • field heat treatment technician

De qual departamento farei parte?

School of Construction

Opções de estudo

Período integral (2 anos)

CAD$20.742,00 (R$ 84.835) por ano
Year 3 (International): CAN $20,742; Year 4 (International): CAN $4,316
Prazo para inscrição

10 January 2022

Data de início

10 Janeiro 2022


Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT)

1301-16 Avenue NW,


Alberta (AB),

T2M 0L4, Canada

Online/a distância (2 - 7 YEARS)

1.5 credit course cost: CAN $1,037.10
Prazo para inscrição

7 September 2021, 10 January 2022

Data de início

7 Setembro 2021, 10 Janeiro 2022

Requisitos de admissão

Para estudantes do(s)/da Estados Unidos

A SAIT Business Administration diploma or a Bachelor of Applied Business Administration or their equivalent from an accredited post-secondary institution, with a minimum 2.3 cumulative GPA, (67% or C+). A two-year diploma or a bachelor's degree from an accredited post-secondary institution, with a minimum 2.3 cumulative GPA, (67% or C+) and completion of English 30-1 and Math 30-1 or Pure Math 30 or Math 30-2 or equivalents.

Para estudantes internacionais

A two-year diploma from a recognized Canadian college, technical institute or equivalent, or successful completion of two years at a recognized post-secondary academic institution.

English language requirement:

International English Language Testing System (IELTS): 6.0 in each skill/category

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): A minimum score of 20 in each category

Pearson Test of English (PTE): A score of 53 in each section.


  • Applications are accepted until the program start date.
  • Applications for spring and fall 2021 open Oct 7, 2020.
  • Applications for winter 2022 open March 31, 2021.