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You may apply for advanced credit once you have been accepted into the program. Advanced Credit can be Transfer Credit (for completed post-secondary courses) or PLAR (Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition).
In addition to the common guidelines outlined on the Transfer and Credit Options section and on the Transfer Credit Request Form (PDF), your program has other advanced credit requirements that are applied to each request including:
Once you've been accepted into the Geomatics Engineering Technology Program you can apply for advanced credit by completing the Transfer Credit/Credential Recognition Payment Form including Proof of Payment and submitting it to Dwayne Westacott, Chair, Geomatics Engineering Technology.
If you do not qualify for transfer credit or credential recognition, Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) may be an option.
Contact the program for additional information about Advanced Credit.
Geomatics Engineering Technology provides education and training in the collection, analysis, storage, distribution and application of spatial (3D) data used in land development.
The program emphasizes the use of technology for data collection, including electronic equipment for measuring, satellites for positioning and computers for processing data. You'll learn how to effectively apply the latest tools and techniques to generate plans used across a wide variety of professional disciplines.
Prospective students should have a strong aptitude for mathematics and computer skills, and enjoy working outdoors in all types of weather. Strong organizational skills are also an asset.
Employment rates reported by NAIT alumni are for information purposes and do not guarantee future employment opportunities.
Salaries reported by NAIT alumni are for information purposes and are not a guarantee of future alumni income.
Through the course of this 2-year diploma program, you'll learn how to make surveying calculations and become familiar with:
As part of your field training, you can expect to spend 1 day each week using surveying equipment outdoors.
The economic growth of any country involves the development of natural resources, construction of public works projects and the expansion of urban centres. This growth requires trained personnel to locate and map geographical features, determine property boundaries for land titles, perform surveys to locate and build transportation systems, and lay out large industrial complexes such as refineries, dam sites, power lines, pipelines and other operations.
Geomatics Engineering Technology graduates are in high demand, finding employment in both rural and urban environments.
Typical employers include:
Graduates of this program earn a diploma in Geomatics Engineering Technology.
While enrolled in the program, you'll be eligible for student membership in the following professional associations:
After graduation and required work experience, you may also be eligible for professional accreditation by these 3 professional associations.
You may also continue your studies after graduation by pursuing a Bachelor of Technology (BTech). Diploma grads can earn a BTech degree with just two more years of study. Full-time and part-time study options are available.
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After graduation you can also receive advanced credit towards credentials at the following institutions:
Completion of this diploma qualifies as the first 2 years of NAIT's unique 4-year Bachelor of Technology degree.
Students of this program are eligible for student membership in the Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta (ASET).
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Students who have been accepted into the program can apply for Advanced Credit by completing and submitting the Request for Transfer Credit or Credential Recognition form. Proof of payment must be included with the application for transfer credit and submitted to Dwayne Westacott, Program Chair:
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