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Graduate Certificate (Geographic Information Systems - Applications Specialist)

 1 year
 full time

Field of Study

$ 19,731 

1st Year

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Program Description

  • The Graduate Certificate in Geographic Information Systems - Applications Specialist is a 10-month program at Fleming College.
  • The program gives technical expertise to produce effective and useful plans and project reports through the applied use of technology.
  • Students will use current, high-end technology tools to collect, store, manipulate, analyze, interpret, and communicate geographic information within a variety of disciplines.
  • In this program students will learn the following topics:
    • GIS Database Principles
    • Geovisualization
    • Problem Solving and Programming
    • Remote Sensing and Image Analysis
    • Customization of GIS Applications
  • The course is focused on giving students real-world experience with an outside organization and frequently leads to employment opportunities. 
  • Students will work on the collaborative project during the final four months of the program. 
  • Students will have many opportunities to build on their teamwork, team building, project management, problem-solving, and critical thinking skills. 
  • The graduate satisfaction rate for this program is 82%.
  • Fleming was the first college to offer GIS training in Ontario and has been doing so for over 20 years.
  • The Employment Rate of Fleming college is 89%.

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Certificate
Duration1 year
Fees$ 19,731 for 1 year
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake Fall (Deadline - Sep 01)
Language Proficiency TOEFL,IELTS
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Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility: 

  • Students must have a university degree or college diploma in a related field or equivalent.
  • It is recommended that students must be familiar with computers and have skills that include: introductory level statistics, or finite mathematics, database, and computer programming experience.

Language Requirments:

  • Students whose official language is not English are required to submit TOEFL or IELTS Scores. 

The above requirements are the minimum requirements and do not guarantee admission. The admissions committee will consider all evidence in the file and decide. To know more about the requirement….Read More

Required Document List

Following Documents are required to attend this program:

  • Statement of Purpose: An essay or other written statement written by the student.
  • Resume/CV: Outline of academic achievements and/or awards, publications, relevant work and/or volunteer experience.
  • Academic Documents: Submit copies of official transcripts from post-secondary institutions attended.
  • Sample of written work: Student has to write something interesting as their sample essay in the application form.
  • Statement of Interest: Reasons or intentions for pursuing studies in this program, including a description of prior experience.
  • Two confidential letters of recommendation: Referees (Teachers, guidance counselors, or Professors) should comment on academics and that references should submit along with the application system.
  • Proof that students have enough money to support themselves during their stay in Canada.
  • Letters of reference or any other documents the visa office tell students to bring.

Application Deadline

Sep 01

Scores Required

80 / 120

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Fees & Funding

Tution & Application Fees

Year/headYear 1
Tuition fees$18450
Books and supplies$750
Health insurance$531
Total fees$19731

    Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

    NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
    Forktip Women’s- Innovation Scholarship Variable Yes 30 Aug, 2020
    BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020

    VISA & Work Study


    • International Students will need to apply for a valid Student VISA before entering Canada.
    • Students must have a study permit to enroll in any degree, program or course that takes more than 6 months to complete.
    • Whether students also need an Entry Visa depends on their country of citizenship.
    • Study Permit and Visitor Visa (Optional) is required to study in Canada. 
    • A study permit is usually valid for the length of the student’s study program, plus an extra 90 days. 
    • The cost of the Study Permit is 112 USD.
    • The students need these documents to apply for a study permit:
      • Proof of acceptance i.e The offer letter that the student received from the university.
      • Proof of identity 
      • Proof of financial support i.e Documents showing the financial status.

    Work Study

    Students may qualify to Work while studying off-campus without a work permit. If student qualify, their study permit will allow them to:

    • Work up to 20 hours per week during regular academic sessions, and
    • Work full-time during scheduled breaks, such as the winter and summer holidays or spring break.

    To qualify, the student must:

    • Have a valid study permit
    • Be a full-time student.
    • Be enrolled at a designated learning institution at the post-secondary level or, in Quebec, a vocational program at the secondary level.

    Career and Placement after Course

    After completing this program students can be Cook or assistant cook in:

    • GIS programmer/analyst
    • Applications specialist/consultant
    • ecosystem IT manager
    • Utility manager
    • Database manager
    • GIS systems operator, and land information manager

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