Certificate Programs

Certificate Program In Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing

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The course provides our students with applied skills in the areas of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), remote sensing, satellite image processing, and computer cartography. GIS enables automatic map generation and merges geospatial data to provide technological solutions for organizations of all types. Whether it’s an individual using a smartphone or air traffic controllers modeling flight paths, GIS and related disciplines are an essential part of everyday life.

This practical course adds to the theoretical and conceptual learning of our students to apply this knowledge in real-world situations. The hands-on training offered provides excellent preparation for students seeking a career in this exciting, expanding field or considering graduate research in geomatics. The Certificate Program in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Remote Sensing is offered jointly by the Lassonde School of Engineering; Department of Geography (Faculty of Arts); and the Faculty of Environmental Studies and is available to students at York University or to others holding a university degree.

Certificate Program in Meteorology

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A background in mathematics, physics and chemistry is required to understand the complex and varied processes that occur in the Earth’s atmosphere. These phenomena extend down to the molecular scale, where one considers the interaction of photons with a variety of molecules in processes that lead to heating of the atmosphere, and extend upwards in scale to the global propagation of weather systems that produce the precipitation necessary to sustain life on the planet.

The idea behind the Certificate in Meteorology Program is to provide specialist education in atmospheric phenomena to those students who have the basic background in physical science, thereby preparing them for careers in atmospheric science. This practical program offers an outstanding preparation for students at Lassonde considering a career in weather forecasting or specialist meteorology field or as a foundation for further research and graduate study.

The course is open to students from other universities. Students enrolled in Earth and Atmospheric Science at Lassonde may receive the certificate while concurrently completing their BSc degree provided they complete the program requirements.