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GIST 8126 - GIS Industry Practicum

Geographic Information Systems Part-time Studies Course

School of Construction and the Environment

Course Details

Provides students with short-term GIS industry work experiences. The practicum involves GIS project or production work and presents the opportunity to interact with supervisors in a mentoring relationship. Allows students to develop technical, interpersonal and employability skills, and gain first-hand insight into the organizational context of GIS.


GIST 7120 or (GIST 7122 and TMGT 7102 and TMGT 7142)





Winter 2019

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2019 term.

CRN 82335

Fri Jan 04 - Fri Jun 21 24 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 04 - Jun 21 Distance


Carmen Heaver

Course Outline




  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. This course is for students who have recently completed GIST 7122 (or GIST 7120) and have an approval for practicum completion. Students need to receive approval to register for this course. To receive approval, please email your BCIT Student ID to

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Work productively in a GIS industry environment.
  • Solve technical GIS problems independently using technical documentation, Internet resources, and peer tutoring.
  • Apply resources, data, and personal organization techniques to manage GIS work.
  • Demonstrate the development of advanced technical GIS skills.
  • Describe the organizational setting of a GIS.

Effective as of Fall 2005

Related Programs

GIST 8126 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Construction and the Environment

  1. Geographic Information Systems
    Full-time   Advanced Diploma
  2. Geographic Information Systems
    Part-time/Distance & Online Learning   Advanced Diploma


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