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Urban and Regional Planning Technician - Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Diploma - 406

Program overview:
START DATE: September
PROGRAM STATUS: Open for September 2016
SCHOOL: Engineering Technology
PROGRAM LENGTH: 2 academic years (periods of 8 months)
CAMPUS: Fennell Campus - Hamilton
ACCREDITATION: Ontario College Diploma
Campus September 2016
406 - Fennell Campus - Hamilton
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Delve into the processes and technologies used for modern, sustainable urban and regional land use planning and development

Urban and Regional Planning Technician - Geographic Information Systems is a two-year Ontario College Diploma program offered at Mohawk's Fennell Campus in Hamilton, Ontario.

Students in the program will learn to use planning principles, planning law, process and documentation necessary to create active and sustainable communities.

Complete a Bachelors of Urban and Regional Planning degree at Ryerson University. 

Program Highlights

  • Learn land use planning principles, planning law, process and documentation necessary to create active and sustainable communities
  • Acquire CAD, plan reading, graphics and visualization skills needed to create plans for today’s modern infrastructure
  • Develop surveying skills and geographic information systems (GIS) applications
  • Explore subdivision development and design, site planning and detailed design
  • Understand official plans, zoning by-laws, and provincial legislation
  • Produce planning reports and make public presentations
  • Obtain very hands-on education consisting of many labs and practical projects over four semesters

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Field Placement

  • Experience the working world with a three-week field placement in a planning-related position during fourth semester
  • Our Program Coordinator facilitates the development of program-related placement opportunities for full-time students

Graduate Opportunities

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Students are automatically enrolled in the Canadian Association of Certified Planning Technologists (CACPT).

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