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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.
Important information you’ll need when applying to MCC:
- Academic Career
- Degree/Certificate Type
- Career and Technical Certificate
- Academic Plan
- Applications in Geospatial Technologies (CCL)
- Academic Plan Code
- Total Credits Required
- Catalog Year
Successful completion of this program 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 program. You can click on any occupation to view the detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.
Postsecondary Geography Teachers
Course Sequence by Term
The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:
- 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 completion of 100-200 course and/or program requirements.
- Students may be required to successfully complete a College Success Course (CPD150 or CPD/AAA115) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.
- Students should meet with an academic advisor about any concerns that may affect course enrollment.
Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.
|Intermediate Algebra or Intermediate Algebra or Intermediate Algebra||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in each of the following courses: (MAT055, MAT056, and MAT057), OR a grade of C or better in MAT09+, OR an appropriate district placement. or Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in each of the following courses: (MAT055, MAT056, and MAT057), OR a grade of C or better in MAT09+, OR an appropriate district placement. or Prerequisites: A grade of B or better in each of the following courses: (MAT055, MAT056, and MAT057), OR a grade of B or better in MAT09+, OR an appropriate district placement.||OR Satisfactory score on District placement exam||PP||3–5|
|CIS105||Survey of Computer Information Systems||PP||3|
|GIS205||Geographic Information Technologies||RC||3|
|Introduction to Human Geography or Introduction to Physical Geography Lecture||RC||3–4|
|CSC110||Introduction to Computer Science (Java)||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in MAT120 or MAT121 or MAT122.||RC||3|
|Precalculus or College Algebra/Functions or College Algebra/Functions or College Algebra/Functions||Prerequisites: A grade of B or better in MAT12+, OR an appropriate district placement. or Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in MAT12+, OR an appropriate district placement. or Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in MAT12+, OR an appropriate district placement. or Prerequisites: A grade of B or better in MAT12+, OR an appropriate district placement.||Students who take MAT187 are not required to take the combination of MAT15X and MAT182||PP||3–5|
|MAT182||Plane Trigonometry||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in MAT15+, OR an appropriate district placement. Corequisites: MAT15+.||Students who take MAT187 are not required to take the combination of MAT15X and MAT182||PP||3|
|GIS211||Geographic Information Science I||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CIS105, or CSC180, or permission of Instructor.||RC||4|
|CSC205AB||Object Oriented Programming and Data Structures||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CSC110 or permission of Instructor.||RC||4|
|GCU298++ or GPH298++||RC|
|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|
|MAT220||Calculus with Analytic Geometry I||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in [MAT182 and (MAT150, MAT151 or MAT152)] or MAT187 or appropriate Math placement.||RC||5|
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Program 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.
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).
The pathway map presented above is for the current catalog year and is the intended pathway map for new students. Other versions of this pathway map from different catalog years are available below:
|Catalog Year||Effective Dates|
|2018-2019||5/29/2018 – 5/27/2019|