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Two-year Diploma Program in Cartography: Digital Mapping Technology

Program description on main NSCC site »

For samples of work done in this program, please see the AVC Cartography site

Why Cartography?

This intensive two-year technology mapping program is designed to graduate specialists in the field of graphic communications as it relates to geographic information presentation.

Cartography will appeal to those who wish to develop the high-level judgment and technical skills needed to create complex and attractive map and graphic products.

The Cartography program teaches students using the latest equipment, software and techniques. Students are exposed to industry standards and the theory behind cartographic concepts.

Admission requirements

High School graduation diploma or equivalent.

You Would Like Cartography If You…
Nationally Recognized Training

The COGS two-year Diploma program in Cartography: Digital Mapping Technology has achieved national recognition for its excellence.

Cartography program graduates enjoy excellent provincial, national and international employment opportunities.

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of the Cartography-Digital Mapping program are most often employed in the Geomatics (geographic information) industry.Typical salaries are $34K-$45K for entry level positions

This may include:

A significant number of graduates are self-employed.

Continuing Education Opportunities

Graduates of the Cartography Program are eligible to enter other post-secondary programs such as the Marine Geomatics Program at COGS.

Transfer credits are usually granted towards a degree in Geography at many Canadian Universities.

What Employers Say

Andrew… has top-notch skills in research, cartography and design. He is able to conceive and organise the broad dimensions of a large project and then work independently with thoroughness, accuracy and a remarkable attention to detail.


The range of course material covered and the fact that it is a two year program ensure that a Cartography-Digital Mapping graduate will give an employer what they are looking for and more.