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

Ontario College Diploma
Two years
Delve into the processes and technologies used for modern, sustainable urban and regional land use planning and development
Overview

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

Field Placement

The program also includes a field placement, which gives students the chance to:

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

Affiliations

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

Program Coordinator

Applicants to the Urban and Regional Planning Technician - Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Diploma program must have the minimum requirements for admission

  • OSSD or equivalent (Mohawk Academic Upgrading, GED) including:
    • Grade 12 English, C or U or equivalent
    • Grade 12 Mathematics C or U
    • Grade 10, 11 or 12 Design Technology courses recommended

Option are available for mature applicants.

Don't have the necessary requirements?

Career Opportunities

The Urban and Regional Planning Technician - Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Diploma program prepares students for long-lasting careers

Industries of Employment:

  • Public and Private Sectors
  • Engineering Consulting
  • Land Development Companies
  • Real Estate and Utility Companies

Occupational Categories:

  • Planning Technician and Technologists
  • CAD Technicians
  • Surveying/GIS Technicians

Graduate Opportunities

For degree transfer/completion opportunities, visit Pathways and Credit Transfer

Course Overview & Descriptions

Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes, often referred to as ‘Program Standards', set out the essential learning that a student must achieve before being deemed ready to graduate.

In many cases these program learning outcomes were developed by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) in consultation with employers and educators who are experts in the program field. To ensure the outcomes remain current and in line with industry needs, we invite our employers, graduates working in the field and current students to re-examine and update them during regular, ongoing program review focus groups.

Fennell Campus
Sep 2017
Open
Cost

Estimated first year tuition and fees

$4,000‐6,000
$6,001‐8,000
$8,001+
Full Cost Breakdown