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Geographic Information Systems: Bachelor Degree (GIS)


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Intake
  • Fall

Study Options
  • Co-Op
  • Location
    Castlegar Campus
  • Campuses
    Castlegar

    Resources

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    City of Castlegar
  • Length
    Two years (third and fourth year of the degree)
  • Tuition Levels (approx)
    $5641 Year 3
  • Book & Supply Cost Estimates
    $1232 per year
  • Credentials
    Bachelor's Degree

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Application Deadline Advice

Applications may be submitted up to 12 months before the program start date. Qualified applicants are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Early application is recommended.

Application Fee: $37

Academic

1. One of:

  • A diploma, associate degree or degree in a related discipline such as: Business, Environmental Studies, Emergency Services, Forestry, Geology, Geography, Health Care, Law Enforcement, Municipal Planning, Recreation, Surveying, Wildlife Biology, or another field judged to be acceptable by the School Chair
  • Equivalent education or work experience.

2. Demonstrated competency in computer hardware and soft ware technology, including database management, spreadsheet use, word processing, computer graphics and presentations.

3. Successful completion of 100- and 200-level course work involving GIS software application is recommended.

4. You may be required to complete an assessment of your English and Math skills before entry into the program.

Notes:

1. If you don't have a post-secondary credential upgrading may be needed. This requires applying to the program at least one year in advance.

2. Those without GIS software experience may be required to complete a basic introductory course before admission.

Non-Academic

  • two personal references
  • submit a letter of intent. This involves a 500 word essay that states your background and personal interest in the GIS Advanced Diploma. You should also highlight your experience in GIS and computer skills in the essay.

Admission Advice

International students must provide a TOEFL exam score of at least 550 unless they have equivalent documentation of English proficiency (At least a "B" grade in English 12 or an LPI score of at least 4 are examples of such equivalency.)

English Language Requirements

Summary

If English is not your first language, you must provide one of the following (minimum scores):

  • Completion of English 12 or equivalent
  • A C+ grade in advanced core courses in the Selkirk College English Language Program and Provincial Level English 51
  • A TOEFL score of 213 (computer) or 80 (internet)
  • A EIKEN grade of pre-1
  • An IELTS score of 6.0
  • A Language Proficiency Index of 4

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General Admission Requirements (All Students)

You must meet the general admission requirements of the college as well as the specific admission requirements of your intended program.

Special Note: The admission requirements for all Selkirk College programs are detailed separately in Education Planner.

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

If you have graduated from a BC Secondary School (or equivalent) you are eligible for general admission to Selkirk. You must also meet any admission requirements of your intended program.

Special Note: The admission requirements for all Selkirk College programs are detailed separately in Education Planner.

Out-of-Province

If you have graduated from Secondary School (or equivalent) you are eligible for general admission to Selkirk. You must also meet any admission requirements of your intended program.

Special Note: The admission requirements for all Selkirk College programs are detailed separately in Education Planner.

BC Transfer Student

For Transfer Credit details check here.

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

For Transfer Credit details check here.

Mature Student

If you are at least 19 years old at the time of registration you are eligible for general admission to Selkirk. You must also meet any admission requirements of your intended program.

Special Note: The admission requirements for all Selkirk College programs are detailed separately in Education Planner.

 

 

International Student

For details on International Student Admission check here.

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

Applicants who do not qualify for admission to Selkirk in any of the other admission categories may still qualify for general admission in one of the following two ways:

  • if you are under 19 years old but who have the written recommendation of their secondary school principal; or
  • if you are considered by the Admissions and Standards Committee to be capable of succeeding in college courses based on their particular circumstances.

You must also meet the specific admission requirements of your intended program.

Special Note: The program admission requirements for all Selkirk College programs are detailed separately in Education Planner.

How to Apply

For details on How to Apply check here.

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