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 to MCC:
- Academic Career
- Degree/Certificate Type
- Career and Technical Certificate
- Academic Plan
- Applications in Geospatial Technologies (CCL)
- Academic Plan Code
- Total Credits Required
This pathway map can lead to a variety of different occupations and industries. Below is a sampling of some of the possible positions and Arizona-based salaries related to this pathway map. Some of the opportunities presented below may require either a bachelor degree or a post-graduate level education.
|Occupation / Title||Annual Median Wage|
|Geography Teachers, Postsecondary||$92,940|
|Managers, All Other||$93,690|
|Salary information comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2017.|
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 placement tests and completion of 100-200 level course pre-/corequisites and program prerequisites.
- Students should meet with an academic advisor about any concerns that may affect course enrollment.
|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)||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||4|
|Special Projects||Prerequisites: Permission of Program Director or Instructor. or Prerequisites: Permission of Program Director or Instructor.||RC||1–3|
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Program Area Key
- Critical Rdg = Critical Reading
- FYC = First Year Composition
- HU = 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
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).
* Salary information comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2017.