Associate in Applied Science in Geospatial Technologies

Geospatial Technologies

Degree Information

Academic Plan

AAS Geospatial Technologies

Academic Plan Code

3108

Credits

60–66

Geospatial Technologies Track I: Technician

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Geospatial Technologies prepares students for entry level positions within the field of Geographic Information Systems. The Geospatial Technologies program will also provide students with the educational foundation necessary for a four-year degree. A Certificate of Completion (CCL) is also available.Suggested Course Plan Sequenced by Semester: Track III: Transfer Emphasis

Program Prerequisites

CIS105 Survey of Computer Information Systems 3

 

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

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
15–16
PP CIS105 Survey of Computer Information Systems 3
RC GIS205 Geographic Information Technologies 3
RC GCU102 or
GPH111
Introduction to Human Geography or
Introduction to Physical Geography
3–4
FYC ENG101 or
ENG107
First-Year Composition or
First-Year Composition for ESL
3
Oral Comm Oral Communication Any approved general education course in the Oral Communication area 3

Term 2

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
10–13
RC GIS211 Geographic Information Science I 4
RC CIS163AA Java Programming: Level I 3
Critical Reading CRE101 College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking 0–3
RE GPH++ Any GPH Physical Geography course not listed under Required Course area 3

Term 3

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
15–17
RC CIS117DM Microsoft Access: Database Management 3
RC GIS223 Introduction to Digital Image Processing 3
FYC ENG102 or
ENG108
First-Year Composition or
First-Year Composition for ESL
3
HUM Humanities and Fine Arts Any approved general education course from the Humanities, Arts and Design area 3
Mathematics Mathematics Any approved general education course in the Mathematics area if Track I is selected or Met by Math courses in the Program Prerequisites area if Track II or Track III is selected 3–5

Term 4

Program
Area
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Credits
20
RC GIS222 Geographic Information Science II 3
RC GIS220 Introduction to ArcPy Scripting 3
RC GCU298++ or
GPH298++
Special Projects 3
NS Natural Science Any approved general education course in the Natural Sciences area 4
SB Social & Behavioral Sciences Any approved general education course in the Social-Behavioral Sciences area 3
RE GPH++ Any GPH Physical Geography course not listed under Required Course area 4

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Disclaimer

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 Associate in Applied Science in Geospatial Technologies (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm3?id=67511).