Certificate of Completion in Applications in Geospatial Technologies

Geospatial Technologies

Certificate Information

Academic Plan

CCL Applications in Geospatial Technologies

Academic Plan Code




Applications in Geospatial Technologies Track I: Technician

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Applications in Geospatial Technologies program provides a solid foundation in Geographic Information Systems concepts, not simply GIS software. This program equips students with fundamental GIS abilities that can be applied in a variety of environments where spatial data analysis is required.
Track I: Technician
Track II: Analyst/Developer
Track III: Transfer Emphasis

Course Sequence by Term

The following is a suggested course sequence by term for the pathway.  Students should keep in mind the items below that affect their success in completing the pathway as listed:

  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term.  It is understood that students may enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Academic achievement is related to initial course placement determined by course placement tests, completion of 100-200 level course pre-/corequisites,  any courses below 100 level, and program prerequisites.
  • Students should meet with an academic advisor, or program director, or counselor who can assist in assessing student needs that may affect course enrollment.  Appropriate resources can be discussed and agreed to in order to address student needs and support successful course completion.

Program Area Key:

  • Critical Rdg = Critical Reading
  • FYC = First Year Composition
  • HUM = Humanities, Arts and Design
  • Mathematics = Mathematics
  • NS = Natural Science
  • Oral Comm = Oral Communication
  • PP = Program Prerequisite
  • SB = Social-Behavioral Sciences
  • RC = Required Courses
  • RE = Restricted Electives

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.

Term 1

Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
PP CIS105 Survey of Computer Information Systems 3
RC GIS205 Geographic Information Technologies 3
RC GCU102 or
Introduction to Human Geography or
Introduction to Physical Geography

Term 2

Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
RC GIS211 Geographic Information Science I 4
RC CIS163AA Java Programming: Level I 3
RC CIS117DM Microsoft Access: Database Management 3
RC GIS223 Introduction to Digital Image Processing 4

Term 3

Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
RC GIS220 Introduction to ArcPy Scripting 3
RC GIS222 Geographic Information Science II 4
RC GCU298++ or
Special Projects 1–3

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All information is administered by the Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation at Maricopa County Community College District and published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.

View MCCCD's program website for the Certificate of Completion in Applications in Geospatial Technologies (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=101574).