Urban and Regional Planning Technician - Geographic Information Systems

Mohawk College

Date Posted: Feb. 3, 2020
Submitted by: Genevieve LaMarr LeMee
Sustainability Topic: Curriculum
Content Type: Academic Programs
Program Type: Associate (2-year) degree
Completion: 2 years


Students in the program delve into the processes and technologies used for healthy, sustainable urban and regional land use planning and development. Throughout their studies, students learn land use planning principles, planning law, process and documentation necessary to create active and sustainable communities. Students will explore subdivision development and design and site planning and design . To prepare students for the workforce, they'll be tasked with producing planning reports and making public presentations.

Learning Outcomes

  • Acquire CAD, plan reading, graphics and visualization skills needed to create plans for infrastructure
  • Develop surveying skills and geographic information systems (GIS) applications
  • Understand official plans, zoning by-laws, and provincial legislation
  • Obtain very hands-on education consisting of many labs and practical projects over four semesters