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Durham College Certificate

Program Description

Geographic information systems (GIS) provides the ability to automate map production and to integrate earth imagery with other data to solve geographic problems. Results can be displayed in a variety of ways including new maps, tables, charts, or all of these in combination. GIS is becoming a widely available and affordable technology which can be used by nearly every corporation, governmental agency, or non-profit organization. This certificate is designed for practitioners who are the managers, technical professionals, and support staff responsible for managing and using GIS. The certificate is also designed to appeal to people from varying disciplines such as Urban Planning, Civil and Transportation Engineering, Resources and Business. The certificate is recognized by the Urban and Regional Information Systems Association. Please visit their website at

Certificate Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) including Grade 12 English (C or U) and Grade 12 Math (C, M or U) OR
  • Grade 12 equivalency certificate achieved through College academic upgrading OR
  • Mature Student Status (19 years of age or older) with Grade 12 English (C or U) and Grade 12 Math (C, M or U)

Program of Study (Click to view)

  • It is recommended that you follow the blocks and prerequisites when making course selections from the Program of Study.
  • Please ensure you print or save a copy of the Program of Study when you begin your program.
  • All course requirements must be completed within 5 years
  • You must maintain an overall average of 60% or a GPA of 2.0 in order to graduate.
  • A minimum of 25% of courses must be completed through Durham College.

Program Outcomes (Click to view)

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