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Geomatics Engineering Technology

Lethbridge College

Lethbridge College
Geomatics is the practice of gathering and interpreting spatial information about the physical environment. It brings together surveying and mapping with new technologies like Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Our practical two-year "nationally accredited" diploma in Geomatics Engineering Technology prepares graduates for participation in this high tech profession, in areas ranging from surveying and land management to construction and the oil/gas industry. Geomatics professionals are integral to engineering related infrastructure projects. Geomatics uses some of the latest technologies such as 3D scanners and UAS (unmanned aircraft systems). Areas of study include surveying, mapping, and data collection techniques using hands-on exercises. Advanced concepts involve the interpretation of aerial photographs using industry standard remote sensing software. The surveying aspects of the program use survey grade GNSS equipment and digital mapping opportunities uses industry standard GIS software applications. There are many opportunities to demonstrate field techniques by working in small teams on projects that simulate the real world demands of surveying, mapping, and interpreting the relationship between different aspects of the physical environment. A Geomatics Engineering Technology diploma can take your valuable combination of technical knowledge, interpretative skills and hands-on experience into the workplace. There is also an option to continue your studies by transferring into the University of Lethbridge's degree in Geography (Geographic Information Systems). A Geomatics Engineering Technology diploma provides a great foundation for a career as a technology professional.

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3000 College Drive South
Lethbridge, Alberta, T1K1L6, Canada

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  • Program Type Occupational
  • Credential Type Diploma
  • Length 2 Years
  • Part Time Only
  • Cooperative Education
  • Continuing Education
  • Distance Learning
Admission Requirements

All applicants must meet the general admission requirements for Lethbridge College programs, as indicated in the Admissions section of the calendar.

Academic Requirements: In addition, applicants to this program must satisfy the following specific course requirements (or equivalencies):

  • Minimum grade of 50% in Grade 12 math (equivalent to Alberta’s Math 30-1) or 60% in Grade 12 math (equivalent to Alberta’s Math 30-2)
  • Grade 11 physics or Grade 12 science (Grade 12 biology and/or Grade 12 chemistry will not be accepted in lieu of Grade 12 science)

Basic understanding of computer technology such as word processing, copying files and familiarity working in a Windows-based environment is required. 

Practicum Experience Requirements: There is an elective practicum component to this program. The College dictates the legal terms and conditions governing the practicum experience.

Note: Applicants who lack the required academic admission requirements can apply to the College and University Preparatory Program to upgrade for your program.

Prior Learning Assessment (PLA): If you have experience working in this field of study, you may be eligible for Prior Learning Assessment. Please direct your inquiries to the Chair.

Application Deadline

New students are accepted into the Geomatics program in the Fall (September) term only.

Student Aid

This program is eligible for full-time post-secondary assistance by Student Aid Alberta for the funding year 2018/08/01 to 2019/07/31*.

  • Tuition $4,256.00 Year One
  • Books/Supplies/Instruments $3,504.00 Year One
  • Mandatory Fees $1,047.00 Year One

* Tuition, books, supplies, instruments, and other/mandatory fees are provided to Student Aid Alberta and may be used when processing full-time post-secondary funding applications. The educational costs provided are based on a 100% full-course load and may not reflect current or all educational costs charged by the school. Contact the school to obtain accurate educational cost information.

Transfer(s) Eligibility

Search Transfer Alberta for course and program transfer information including transfer agreements between post-secondary schools in Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon.

Transfer(s) available outside of Transfer Alberta: Not available

Updated August 03, 2018. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.

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