Selkirk College Advanced Diploma in GIS

I decided to seek more education in GIS and, in this september, I started the Advanced Diploma Program in GIS at Selkirk College, in Castlegar, British Columbia. Check the College’s introduction to its program to know why I chose it.

“Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is a highly valued workplace asset with industries increasingly needing GIS experts. With Selkirk College Advanced Diploma and Bachelor’s Degree programs, students are prepared to be GIS Analysts, Applications Specialists, Spatial Data Managers, Project and Land Managers, where they will analyze geospatial data, build comprehensives databases and find solutions to challenging questions.

Selkirk College believes in providing top quality GIS Training and GIS Education that will prepare students with essential GIS skills required to succeed in today’s continually changing geo-industry.

They offer powerful, state of the art Geospatial training, encompassing remote sensing, internet mapping, database development and management, customized application programming, global positioning systems (GPS), 3D visualizations and a variety of related software applications and data management techniques including exploration of open source software and open data.

Their GIS courses are also complimented by Selkirk Geospatial Research Centre (SGRC), providing students with opportunities to use and understand GIS in current real-world situations.


  • 3D visualization
  • Database systems
  • GIS multimedia, data management and programming software
    • data management
    • programming software
  • Global Positioning System (GPS) surveying
  • Internet mapping technologies
  • Remote sensing

Students will get essential training and individual attention and access to cutting edge Selkirk Geospatial Research Centre (SGRC), so they will excel in the classroom, labs and wherever they go after school.


  • Business
  • Engineering
  • Environmental planning
    • climate research
  • Government
  • Health care
  • Law enforcement
  • Mining and natural resources
  • Resource development and land management
  • Transportation

Graduates possess a highly desirable skill set that makes them immediately employable in a diverse range of employment sectors. Graduates may decide to apply their skill set to a previous occupation or field of study or to complement a new career direction. GIS graduates will find work in private sectors, consulting and government agencies. Graduates will use their training to analyze geospatial data and build comprehensive databases to find solutions to challenging questions. Graduates can expect to work as GIS Analysts, GIS Applications Specialists, GIS project managers and Land Managers.”

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