Geomatics Engineering Technology
Do you like a mix of outdoor and computer work? Then a career in digital mapping and surveying may be right for you. Geomatics is the science of taking spatial data and presenting it in a visual format. The Geomatics Engineering Technology program is nationally and internationally accredited by Technology Accreditation Canada.
Your first year will give you a comprehensive introduction to survey and engineering fundamentals. Through hands-on exercises, you’ll become familiar with land surveying, mapping and data collection techniques. In your second year, you’ll hone your skills in collecting high-precision location data, as well as mapping and analyzing it using industry-standard software applications.
Program fees will vary. To view fee information for your program, go to lethbridgecollege.ca/programs and select your program.
Mobile Learning Program
This is a Mobile Learning Program that requires students to purchase a mobile device from Lethbridge College complete with program-specific software. Go to www.lethbridgecollege.ca/mobilelearning for additional information.
Upon successful completion of all program requirements, students are awarded a Geomatics Engineering Technology diploma.
National and International Accreditation
The Geomatics Engineering Technology program is nationally accredited with Technology Accreditation Canada (TAC). A TAC nationally accredited program represents excellence in education, providing students, parents, faculty and industry confidence the program has met the standards of the profession and graduates have the requisite knowledge and skill set to competently enter the workforce. - Technology Accreditation Canada.
As a result of the accreditation with TAC, all graduates of the Geomatics Engineering Technology program are also internationally accredited.
New students are accepted into the Geomatics Engineering Technology program in the Fall (September) term only.
General Admissions Requirements
All applicants must meet the general admission requirements for Lethbridge College programs, as indicated in the Admission section of this calendar.
In addition to meeting the general admission requirements indicated in the Admission section of this calendar, applicants to this program must also satisfy the following specific course requirements (or equivalencies):
- a minimum grade of 50 percent in Grade 12 math (equivalent to Alberta’s Math 30-1) or 60 percent in Grade 12 math (equivalent to Alberta’s Math 30-2)
- Grade 11 physics or Grade 12 science
Please note that 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.
|CON-1162||Engineering Management I||3|
|MTH-1150||Engineering Math I||3|
|SUR-1150||Land Survey I||3|
|CPU-1160||Geomatics Programming I||3|
|GEO-1152||Geomatics Engineering Science||3|
|GEO-1181||Geospatial Analysis I||3|
|MTH-1170||Engineering Math II||3|
|SUR-1180||Land Survey II||3|
|CPU-2275||Geomatics Programming II||3|
|GEO-2252||Geographic Information Systems I||6|
|SUR-2250||Survey Calculations and Analysis||3|
|SUR-2262||Specialized Positioning Applications||3|
|SUR-2267||Advanced Survey Applications I||3|
|STS-2260||Statistics and Applied Research I||3|
|GEO-2280||Geographic Information Systems II||3|
|GEO-2290||Geospatial Analysis II||3|
|RSR-2265||Applied Research II||1.5|
|SUR-2280||Geomatics Engineering Surveys||3|
|SUR-2285||Advanced Survey Applications II||3|
Practicum Experience Requirements
There is an elective practicum component to this program. Lethbridge College dictates the legal terms and conditions governing the practicum experience.
Prior Learning Assessment (PLA)
If you have experience working in this field of study, you may be eligible for Prior Learning Assessment (PLA). Please direct your inquiries to the Chair.
British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT)
Lethbridge College's Geomatics Engineering Technology diploma graduates are eligible for block transfer into the third year of the Bachelor of Science in Geomatics program at BCIT.
Graduates of Lethbridge College's Geomatics Engineering Technology diploma program may earn a second diploma in Civil Engineering Technology or Engineering Design Technology with an additional 1½ years of study (course schedule permitting).
Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT)
Graduates of Lethbridge College's Geomatics Engineering Technology diploma program with a minimum GPA of 2.7, or a B- grade, on standard grading scales will be conditionally accepted into the BTech (Bachelor of Technology) degree program. Applicants for transfer of credit shall complete all of the requested application procedures of NAIT including, but not limited to, written statements outlining personal objectives, career goals, letters of reference, work experience and community involvement, and such other information as may be requested and used by NAIT to determine whether the applicant complies with the requirements as set out or intended.
Royal Roads University
Lethbridge College's Geomatics Engineering Technology diploma graduates with a GPA of 3.0 or higher are eligible for full block transfer into the Bachelor of Commerce in Entrepreneurial Management at Royal Roads University. For more information, please visit https://www.royalroads.ca
University of Alberta
Lethbridge College's Geomatics Engineering Technology diploma graduates with a GPA of 3.5 or higher are eligible to receive up to one year of transfer credit towards a Bachelor of Science (Engineering) at the University of Alberta. Admission is subject to the specific program, appropriate grades, and space availability. For the most current information on transferring to the Faculty of Engineering, please visit http://www.engineering.ualberta.ca/ProspectiveStudents/Admission/AdmissionRequirements/Technicalprograms.aspx
University of Lethbridge
Graduates of Lethbridge College's Geomatics Engineering Technology diploma program with a minimum GPA of 2.50 are eligible for admission into the University of Lethbridge's Post-Diploma Bachelor of Science (Geography, with a Concentration in GIS). Admitted students will be third-year degree level students in the university's Faculty of Arts and Science in all respects. For more information, please see an academic advisor and visit www.uleth.ca