Esri South Africa has been providing training and professional education services for over 25 years. In interacting with this vibrant community of GIS users over the years, it become clear that there was a need for a formal qualification in the application and science of GIS&T.
Through some great collaborations, Esri South Africa is pleased to announce that we are now in the final process of registering a Diploma in Geographical Information Science and Technology (GISc & T). The diploma will be phased in from 2016 and is expected to fill a fundamental qualification gap in the South African geo-information sector
The diploma has been granted conditional accreditation by PLATO, and Esri South Africa is in the process of registering the diploma and modules forming part of the diploma with the Council on Higher Education.
The modules will then be registered with and accredited by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). Esri South are also in process of registering a private higher education institution with the Department of Higher Education and Training.
This course is targeted at candidates who want to pursue a career in the in the geo-information science and technology industry. In this course you will learn how to plan, build and implement a GIS project. The successful candidate should be able to obtain data for the use in a GIS, edit data, analyse data and share results as hardcopy maps or on the web. This diploma incorporates both the theoretical and practical aspects of Geo-information science and technology.
This is a blended learning course incorporating distance learning, compulsory workshops and practical fieldwork.
Please find more information on our website: http://www.esri-southafrica.com/#!diploma-course/c1pdt