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Geomatics and Surveying Engineering Technology

Geomatics and Surveying Engineering Technology is a diploma program. It provides knowledge and skill development in using science and technology for collecting and using geographically referenced data. Geomatics involves the location and mapping of natural and man-made physical features, and property and other boundaries. This information is required for resource development, infrastructure projects (such as roads and pipelines) and all types of industrial, commercial, public and private construction projects.

The term “geomatics” includes the more traditional and well known fields of surveying and mapping, and a number of topics related to collecting and managing geographic data that are based on new technologies. Data is now collected in the field using electronic survey instruments and satellite receivers, derived from aerial photographs and satellite imagery, transferred electronically, manipulated in computers using specialized software and displayed with Geographic Information Systems and as digital maps. The Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists’ (CCTT) Canadian Technology Accreditation Board (CTAB) accredits the program at the Technologist level.

Selected courses for this program are available through Continuing Education distance and/or on campus learning. The program is available full-time at SIAST Palliser Campus in Moose Jaw. For complete program information, check the program page.

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) and transfer credit may be options for receiving credit. For further information see the PLAR page or the transfer credit page.

Communication in Technology (TCOM 102)

Your studies will focus on the basic skills required of the technologist in the workplace. You will examine the communication process and interpersonal and workplace communication techniques. The course content includes technical writing job search skills.

Fee: $595 Additional costs: Text
CRNStart DateLocation
CRN: 04-67May 5, 2014 - June 20, 2014
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Mathematics for Construction Engineering Technologies (MAT 120)

You will gain a basic background in trigonometry and algebra that is needed to do problem solving in applied areas and to advance to a study of calculus. You will study measurement, computations, algebraic operations, simplifications and solutions, trigonometry, graphing, exponents and logarithms. This course is intended to meet your needs in the construction stream of engineering technologies.

Prerequisites: Mathematics A30, B30, and C30

Fee: $895 Additional costs: Text and scientific, non-programmable calculator
CRNStart DateLocation
CRN: 03-582January 13, 2014 - May 30, 2014
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Project Management (PROJ 287)

You will be introduced to project management. You will examine the basic theory of project planning and control, from project initiation to project close out. You will apply research techniques and various tools to practice project management theory in a variety of projects. You will practice skills using project management software.

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Workplace Communication (103) (TCOM 103)

Building on the skills you developed in TCOM 102 (Communication in Technology), you will apply basic research skills to create workplace documents. Your studies will focus on the workplace skills of creating effective client relations, conducting meetings and giving presentations.

Prerequisites: Communication in Technology

Fee: $595 Additional costs: Text
CRNStart DateLocation
CRN: 04-69May 5, 2014 - June 20, 2014
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SIAST is Saskatchewan's primary public institution for post-secondary technical education and skills training. A member of Polytechnics Canada, SIAST's programs range from certificates to degrees. The institution serves 26,000 distinct students through campuses in Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, Regina and Saskatoon, and through extensive distance education opportunities.