BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

FITC-160 - Resource Technician - 4.00 Credits

FITC-160 - Resource Technician - 4.00 Credits

Course Details
This course introduces students to the foundational knowledge necessary for pursuing a career in GIS/GPS mapping, including skills development in data gathering and map customization, GIS analysis and modelling, and project plan development.
Part of the:
  • BUSINESS Department
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Foundations in Innovation and Technology Certificate -
  • Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree or Relevant Work Experience
    Office Hours: 1.5 hours per week
    Contact Hours: 60
    Student Evaluation
    Procedure:
    Assignments: 50-70%, Final: 30-50%, Total: 100%
    Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of the course, students should be able to: 


    • define the purpose of GIS, its fundamental components and commonly used tools for data collection;

    • describe the spatial data and how it is modelled in GIS software; 

    • identify tools and methods for storing, labeling, selecting and managing GIS data; 

    • create, edit and process direct-to-digital data in GIS utilizing GPS; 

    • conduct basic GIS analysis and process modelling techniques; 

    • assess communications needs and stakeholders to design effective traditional and web-based maps; and 

    • evaluate a mock GIS project to create a sample project plan. 

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