Geographic Information Systems

7 years Certificate


A geographic information system (GIS) is a system for capturing, storing, analyzing, and managing data and associated attributes that are spatially referenced to the earth. It allows users to create interactive queries, analyze the spatial information, edit data and maps, and present the results of all these operations. GIS technology can be used for scientific investigation, resource management, asset management, environmental impact assessment, urban planning, cartography, criminology, history, sales, marketing, and route planning.

Note: Students have up to 7 years to complete all requirements.

You may enroll in a Continuing Education course at Canadore College if you are 19 years of age or older or if you have earned an Ontario Secondary School Diploma/Ontario Secondary School Graduation Diploma or equivalent.

GIS127  Geographic Information Systems – Introduction

GIS150  GIS Software - ArcView

GIS210  Internet Mapping

GIS245  Designing/Implementing/Managing a GIS

GIS132  Access Core

GIS232  Access Expert

GIS278 Remote Sensing

GIS355 Global Positioning Systems

Most college level courses require textbooks; textbooks are not included in the course fees. It is the student’s responsibility to purchase any required textbooks.

Textbooks are available at the Campus Shop for in class, Contact North, and iLearn/D2L courses. The Campus Shop does not carry most OntarioLearn textbooks. OntarioLearn textbooks can be purchased at

Learning outcomes represent culminating demonstrations of learning and achievement. In addition, learning outcomes are interrelated and cannot be viewed in isolation of one another. As such, they should be viewed as a comprehensive whole. They describe performances that demonstrate that significant integrated learning by graduates of the program has been achieved.