I have to give a shout-out for an advanced program in GIS being offered on Vancouver Island BC by an old work colleague of mine… enter the Advanced Diploma in GIS from Vancouver Island University (ADGISA), offered in 2 flavors, online delivery or face to face. The online GIS course begins Jan 16, 2012 and there’s still some spaces open for those interested in upgrading their skillset.
Some details of the program… VIU’s post-graduate program in GIS applications enables students to strengthen their theoretical knowledge of GIS and, at the same time, develop and hone their skills in using ArcGIS, ArcSDE, ArcIMS, ArcEngine, and ArcObjects. Topics covered include: geodatabases, spatial analysis, GPS, remote sensing, GIS programming, web map development, and project management. Both options emphasize the use of GIS as a tool in addressing or resolving real-world issues or problems. The face-to-face option includes a work-placement practicum and start in September each year; the online option is completely course-based and next starts in January 2012. Most graduates from the ADGISA program have successfully secured employment in the field of GIS within 4 months of completing the program.
See more details online at http://www.viu.ca/adgisa