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International Fees

International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.

Course details

Introduces students to the operational use and role of computer aided drafting software in GIS. Students will gain hands-on experience with Autodesk products and be exposed to other CAD software and vertical products used in industry. Topics include AutoCAD basics, 2D entity constructions and manipulations, data entry, data editing, data integrity, data exchange.


  • No prerequisites are required for this course.





Course offerings

Fall 2023

Below is one offering of GIST 7111 for the Fall 2023 term.

CRN 49134


Tue Sep 12 - Mon Dec 04 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 49134
  • $817.82
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 12 - Dec 04 N/A N/A Online

Shannon Cox

Course outline






Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  3. For more information about online courses at BCIT, please visit: Students must check your e-mail account for start-up instructions sent upon registration of this course. To be successful in our online courses, plan to spend 4-6 hours per course each week on your studies, starting Week 1. Our courses are highly interactive with participation requirements weekly. Most of our online learning courses require a textbook. You can search for your course textbook at : If no textbook is listed, course material will be provided via e-mail.

In Progress

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student should be able to:

  • Create, manipulate and modify entities with AutoCAD.
  • Produce maps and plans using CAD software.
  • Link attribute data to entities in CAD drawings.
  • Explain file formats for data exchange.
  • Describe vertical products used in CAD.
  • Explain how CAD and GIS are used in industry for geospatial data handling.

Effective as of Fall 2007

Related Programs

CAD for GIS (GIST 7111) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Construction and the Environment

  1. Geographic Information Systems
    Advanced Diploma Full-time
  2. Geographic Information Systems
    Advanced Diploma Part-time
  3. Geographic Information Systems
    Bachelor of Technology Full-time/Part-time


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