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
Important information you’ll need when applying for admission:
- Academic Plan
- Applications in Geospatial Technologies (CER)
- Academic Plan Code
- Total Credits Required
- Catalog Year
- Effective Dates
- 5/29/2018 – 5/27/2019
- Program Notes
- Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program. Program is designed for students with varying skills consult with program director. ++ indicates any suffixed courses.
Successful completion of this certificate may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Maricopa County-based annual median wages* for this certificate. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information. You can click on any occupation to view the detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.
Postsecondary Geography Teachers
- Managers, All Other
Course Sequence by Term
The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:
- Students should meet with an academic advisor to develop an individual education plan that meets their academic and career goals. Use the Pathway Planner tool in your Student Center to manage your plan.
- The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
- Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
- Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include AAA/CPD150, AAA/CPD150AC, CPD104, and AAA115/CPD115. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.
Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.
|Intermediate Algebra or Intermediate Algebra or Intermediate Algebra||Prerequisites: An appropriate mathematics placement score, OR a grade of "C" or better for MAT090, or MAT091, or MAT092, OR (an appropriate diagnostic score, or a grade of "C" or better in each of the following courses: MAT055, MAT056, and MAT057). or Prerequisites: An appropriate mathematics placement score, OR a grade of "C" or better for MAT090, or MAT091, or MAT092, OR (an appropriate diagnostic score, or a grade of "C" or better in each of the following courses: MAT055, MAT056, and MAT057). or Prerequisites: An appropriate mathematics placement score, OR a grade of "B" or better for MAT090, or MAT091, or MAT092, OR (an appropriate diagnostic score, or a grade of "B" or better in each of the following courses: MAT055, MAT056, and MAT057).||PP||3–5|
|CIS105||Survey of Computer Information Systems||PP||3|
|GIS223||Introduction to Digital Image Processing||RC||4|
|Introduction to Human Geography or Introduction to Physical Geography||RC||3–4|
|CSC110||Introduction to Computer Science (Java)||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in MAT120 or MAT121 or MAT122.||RC||3|
|GIS211||Geographic Information Science I||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CIS105, or CSC180, or permission of Instructor.||RC||4|
|CIS276DB||SQL Server Database||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CIS105 or permission of Instructor.||RC||3|
|GIS205||Geographic Information Technologies||RC||3|
|GIS220||Introduction to ArcPy Scripting||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in GIS211.||RC||3|
|GIS222||Geographic Information Science II||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in GIS211 or permission of Instructor.||RC||3|
|GCU298++ or GPH298++||RC|
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Course Area Key
Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.
Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.
This certificate is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.
At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate and current information about our degree and certificate offerings. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum process, course and program information is subject to change. As a result, the course list associated with this degree or certificate on this site does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an academic advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.
View MCCCD’s curriculum website for the Certificate of Completion in Applications in Geospatial Technologies (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm?id=101574).