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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.



Domestic fees


Course offerings

Spring/Summer 2024

Below is one offering of GIST 7111 for the Spring/Summer 2024 term.

CRN 68133


Thu Apr 04 - Thu Jun 20 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 68133
  • Domestic fees $829.82
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 04 - Jun 20 N/A N/A Online

Shannon Cox

Course outline




Domestic fees


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. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  4. GIST 7111 is equivalent to GIST 7109. Students do not need to take GIST 7111 if they have already completed GIST 7109. Please contact should you have any questions. 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:

  • Indicates programs accepting international students.
  • Indicates programs with a co-op option.

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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