Postgraduate Certificate On Campus Online

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

12 months
16758 CAD/year
5640 CAD/year
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GIS analysts, technicians and specialists are in-demand in both the private and public sector, and require a unique skill set and knowledge of current technologies. Discover a rewarding career with the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) program of Fanshawe College, available in-class or online with courses scheduled Monday to Thursday evenings.


Map your way to exciting and meaningful work with our GIS courses

The Geographic Information Systems (GIS) program of Fanshawe College offers a project-based, software intensive format that focuses on building a foundation in GIS, with the flexibility to focus your studies in your selected area of expertise in geographic data. You’ll have access to our cutting-edge technology that will help you develop skills in remote-sensing, object-oriented programming, spatial analysis and modelling, digital photogrammetry, map projections, web map GIS and CAD skills.

You can also apply your skills in an optional four-month summer co-op work experience with an associated GIS-based employer. GIS placements may include government agencies, GIS software employers, and other private industry companies that use GIS technology. This is an excellent opportunity to gain valuable hands-on experience in the field and connect with industry partners. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Information Systems
  • Programming Basics-OOP
  • Spatial Data Acquisition
  • Remote Sensing
  • Advanced Analysis in GIS
  • Web GIS

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

If you are an international student, contact our International department to learn about timelines for international applicants.


30 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Two- or Three-Year College Diploma, or a Degree (Note: minimum 'B' average or 3.0 GPA)
  • Equivalent qualification from another institution with a minimum 'B' average or 3.0 GPA as judged by the College to be equivalent to the above
  • Professional background and experience judged by the College to be equivalent to the above
  • Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16758 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16758 CAD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    5640 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5640 CAD for the full programme during 12 months.


  • Canadian students: $5,506 per full programme

Living costs for London

1037 - 1625 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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