Do you like a mix of outdoor and computer work? Then a career in digital mapping and surveying may be right for you. Geomatics is the science of taking spatial data and presenting it in a visual format. The Geomatics Engineering Technology program is nationally and internationally accredited by Technology Accreditation Canada.

Your first year will give you a comprehensive introduction to survey and engineering fundamentals. Through hands-on exercises, you’ll become familiar with land surveying, mapping and data collection techniques. In your second year, you’ll hone your skills in collecting high-precision location data, as well as mapping and analyzing it using industry-standard software applications.

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Career Opportunities

  • Environmental Consulting
  • Geographic Information Systems Analyst
  • Geographic Information Systems Technologist
  • Land Planning & Mapping
  • Mapping Technologist
  • Natural Resources Technologist
  • Precision Agriculture Analyst
  • Survey Assistant
  • Survey Party Chief
  • Survey Plan Checker

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2 years

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New students are accepted into the Geomatics Engineering Technology program in the Fall (September) term only.

General Admissions Requirements

All applicants must meet the general admission requirements for Lethbridge College programs, as indicated in the Admission section of this calendar.

Academic Requirements

In addition to meeting the general admission requirements indicated in the Admission section of this calendar, applicants to this program must also satisfy the following specific course requirements (or equivalencies):

  • a minimum grade of 50 percent in Grade 12 math (equivalent to Alberta’s Math 30-1) or 60 percent in Grade 12 math (equivalent to Alberta’s Math 30-2)
  • Grade 11 physics or Grade 12 science

Please note that Grade 12 biology and/or Grade 12 chemistry will not be accepted in lieu of Grade 12 science.

Basic understanding of computer technology such as word processing, copying files and familiarity working in a Windows-based environment is required.

British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT)

Lethbridge College's Geomatics Engineering Technology diploma graduates are eligible for block transfer into the third year of the Bachelor of Science in Geomatics program at BCIT.

Lethbridge College

Graduates of Lethbridge College's Geomatics Engineering Technology diploma program may earn a second diploma in Civil Engineering Technology or Engineering Design Technology with an additional 1½ years of study (course schedule permitting).

Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT)

Graduates of Lethbridge College's Geomatics Engineering Technology diploma program with a minimum GPA of 2.7, or a B- grade, on standard grading scales will be conditionally accepted into the BTech (Bachelor of Technology) degree program. Applicants for transfer of credit shall complete all of the requested application procedures of NAIT including, but not limited to, written statements outlining personal objectives, career goals, letters of reference, work experience and community involvement, and such other information as may be requested and used by NAIT to determine whether the applicant complies with the requirements as set out or intended.

Royal Roads University

Lethbridge College's Geomatics Engineering Technology diploma graduates with a GPA of 3.0 or higher are eligible for full block transfer into the Bachelor of Commerce in Entrepreneurial Management at Royal Roads University. For more information, please visit

University of Alberta

Lethbridge College's Geomatics Engineering Technology diploma graduates with a GPA of 3.5 or higher are eligible to receive up to one year of transfer credit towards a Bachelor of Science (Engineering) at the University of Alberta. Admission is subject to the specific program, appropriate grades, and space availability. For the most current information on transferring to the Faculty of Engineering, please visit

University of Lethbridge

Graduates of Lethbridge College's Geomatics Engineering Technology diploma program with a minimum GPA of 2.50 are eligible for admission into the University of Lethbridge's Post-Diploma Bachelor of Science (Geography, with a Concentration in GIS). Admitted students will be third-year degree level students in the university's Faculty of Arts and Science in all respects. For more information, please see an academic advisor and visit

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Delivery Formats

The Geomatics Engineering Technology program is available through the following delivery methods.

On Campus

This program is delivered in a face-to-face format on the main Lethbridge College campus. Lectures, labs and hands-on training opportunities will all take place on campus in Lethbridge.


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Year 1
Term I
CAD-1160 Graphic Communications 3
COM-1164 Technical Communications 3
CON-1162 Engineering Management I 3
EDD-1160 Technical Drawing 1.5
MTH-1150 Engineering Math I 3
SUR-1150 Land Survey I 3
Term II
CPU-1160 Geomatics Programming I 3
GEO-1152 Geomatics Engineering Science 3
GEO-1181 Geospatial Analysis I 3
GEO-1185 Geodetic Fundamentals 3
MTH-1170 Engineering Math II 3
SUR-1180 Land Survey II 3
Year 2
Term I
CPU-2275 Geomatics Programming II 3
GEO-2252 Geographic Information Systems I 6
SUR-2250 Survey Calculations and Analysis 3
SUR-2262 Specialized Positioning Applications 3
SUR-2267 Advanced Survey Applications I 3
STS-2260 Statistics and Applied Research I 3
Term II
GEO-2280 Geographic Information Systems II 3
GEO-2290 Geospatial Analysis II 3
RSR-2265 Applied Research II 1.5
SUR-2272 Cadastral Surveying 3
SUR-2280 Geomatics Engineering Surveys 3
SUR-2285 Advanced Survey Applications II 3
Term III
GEO-2298 Work Experience 1.5
 Total Credits73.5
Practicum Experience Requirements

There is an elective practicum component to this program. Lethbridge College dictates the legal terms and conditions governing the practicum experience.

Prior Learning Assessment (PLA)

If you have experience working in this field of study, you may be eligible for Prior Learning Assessment (PLA). Please direct your inquiries to the Chair.

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Tuition and Fees

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Costs for supplies may vary considerably depending on what students already have or where they purchased their supplies; cost provided is on the moderately high end.

Students will be charged a medical/dental benefit fee unless they opt out by demonstrating alternative coverage prior to the end of the first week of class.

Students in this program are required to purchase a mobile learning device from the college. The laptop costs are approximately $2200 plus a $50 access fee. Check your admissions letter for more details or contact your program and check the Mobile Learning page.

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