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GIS Industry Practicum GIST 8126

Geographic Information Systems Part-time Studies Course

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.


  • 50% in GIST 7120 or 50% in GIST 7122
  • Course registration is restricted to current students registered in a BCIT GIS program.





Course offerings

Winter 2023

Below is one offering of GIST 8126 for the Winter 2023 term.

CRN 82335


Fri Jan 13 - Fri Jun 23 (24 weeks)

  • 24 weeks
  • CRN 82335
  • $1199.59
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 13 - Jun 23 N/A N/A Distance


Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.



Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  4. 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

Sneak Preview

This section is only available for registration starting Wed October 26, 2022 at 9:00 am (PDT)

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

GIS Industry Practicum (GIST 8126) 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


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