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Geographic Information Science for Resource Management

Geographic Information Science for Resource Management is a certificate program. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) use modern technology to automate, integrate, analyze and communicate spatially-based information. You will develop skills and acquire knowledge through a hands-on approach to GIS software and related skills and technologies.

These include:

  • mapping and compassing
  • air photo interpretation
  • Global Positioning Systems
  • remote sensing and image analysis
  • computer programming
  • database design

Selected courses for this program are available through distance and/or continuing education. The program is available full-time at SIAST Woodland Campus in Prince Albert. 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.

Introduction to Mapping and Compassing (MAPS 101)

Your studies will focus on mapping systems with emphasis on interpreting maps. You will also develop skills in ground and map measurements.

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Introduction to Microsoft Access 1 (COMP 176)

Your studies will focus on the basic features of Microsoft Access. You will create simple tables, queries, forms and reports. You will also modify database elements such as fields and records.

Fee: $193
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Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint and Web Publishing (COMP 173)

Your studies will introduce you to basic skills in the use of PowerPoint software for designing, editing and delivering presentations. You will learn the fundamentals of web publishing for simple web page development.

Fee: $193
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CRN: 03-36March 24, 2014 - May 30, 2014
Registration deadline Apr 11
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Remote Sensing I (SYST 401)

This course provides an introduction to satellite imagery and image interpretation for natural resource management applications.

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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.