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Continuing Education

Geographic Information Systems Technology


The location where your NAIT courses will be held.


The type of certification (degree, diploma, certificate) you will earn after completing your program.

  • Degree - NAIT offers a number of business degrees and applied science and technology degrees accredited by Alberta Advanced Education.
    Applied degree programs offer a stronger emphasis on practical applications of the concepts learned in the classroom
  • Diplomas & Certificates - These credit programs take 1 or 2 years and lead to government approved and industry-recognized credentials.
  • Journeyman Certificate - Hands-on and expert-led apprenticeship and industry training for skilled trades and technology professionals.
  • Continuing Education/Non-Credit - NAIT offers a wide range of non-credit programs and courses for personal and professional development in a number of interesting and exciting fields. These options are great for people who may be working but are interested in studying as well.

Delivery Options

The flexible schedule options for this course including time of day and full/part-time.

  • Day - Courses taking place between Monday - Friday, before 5 PM.
  • Evening/Weekend - Courses taking place on weekdays from 5 PM or later, or Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Online - Sometimes called "Home Study" or "Computer-Based Learning"
  • Blended - A combination of online and in-class components.
  • Distance - Traditional correspondence format. These courses work best if you can't get to a campus or if your schedule can't accommodate fixed class times

Discover the world of Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Acquire GIS analytical tools to create interactive queries, edit data in maps, and analyze spatial information in order to understand relationships, patterns, and trends. Upon completion of this program, you will be able to visualize, question, manipulate, and interpret data using industry-recognized GIS applications. 

A Geographic Information Systems Technology certificate will be awarded to students who complete four of the following core courses and four of the options.  

Enter the workforce with confidence

These courses will provide you with broad GIS theoretical knowledge and practical tools to use in the workplace.

Governments and transportation agencies, utility and telecommunications companies, and defense and intelligence organizations rely on GIS geospatial processing capabilities for map production, data analysis and data sharing, infrastructure management, and land management.