Associate in Applied Science in Geospatial Technologies Geospatial Technologies Track I: Technician

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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

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Academic Career
Credit
Degree/Certificate Type
Career and Technical Degree
Academic Plan
Geospatial Technologies (AAS)
Academic Plan Code
3108
Total Credits Required
60–66

Career Opportunities

This pathway map can lead to a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are 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.

Example job titles with salary information
Occupation / Title Annual Median Wage
Geographers $65,700
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.

Program Prerequisites

CIS105 Survey of Computer Information Systems 3

 

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.

Term 1

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

Term 2

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

Term 3

Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
16-18
CIS117DM Microsoft Access: Database Management RC 3
GIS223 Introduction to Digital Image Processing RC 4
ENG102 or
ENG108
First-Year Composition or
First-Year Composition for ESL
FYC 3
Humanities and Fine Arts Any approved general education course from the Humanities, Arts and Design area HUM 3
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 Mathematics 3–5

Term 4

Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
21
GIS222 Geographic Information Science II RC 4
GIS220 Introduction to ArcPy Scripting RC 3
GCU298++ or
GPH298++
Special Projects RC 3
Natural Science Any approved general education course in the Natural Sciences area NS 4
Social & Behavioral Sciences Any approved general education course in the Social-Behavioral Sciences area SB 3
GPH++ Any GPH Physical Geography course not listed under Required Course area RE 4

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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

Disclaimer

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

* Salary information comes from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Program. Updated May 2017.