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
Important information you’ll need when applying to MCC:
- Academic Career
- Degree/Certificate Type
- Career and Technical Degree
- Academic Plan
- Geospatial Technologies (AAS)
- Academic Plan Code
- Total Credits Required
- Catalog Year
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.
|CIS105||Survey of Computer Information Systems||PP||3|
|GIS205||Geographic Information Technologies||RC||3|
|Introduction to Human Geography or Introduction to Physical Geography||RC||3–4|
|First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL||Prerequisites: Appropriate writing placement test score, or a grade of "C" or better in ENG091 or ESL097. or Prerequisites: Appropriate writing placement test score, or a grade of C or better in ENG091 or ESL097.||FYC||3|
|Oral Communication||Any approved general education course in the Oral Communication area||Oral Comm||3|
|GIS211||Geographic Information Science I||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CIS105, or CSC180, or permission of Instructor.||RC||4|
|CIS163AA||Java Programming: Level I||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in CIS105 or permission of Instructor.||RC||3|
|CRE101||College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking||Prerequisites: (A grade of C or better in ENG101 or ENG107) and (appropriate reading placement test score or a grade of C or better in RDG095 or RDG100 or RDG111 or RDG112 or RDG113 or permission of Instructor).||Critical Reading||3|
|GPH++||Any GPH Physical Geography course not listed under Required Course area||RE||3|
|CIS117DM||Microsoft Access: Database Management||RC||3|
|GIS223||Introduction to Digital Image Processing||RC||4|
|First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL||Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in ENG101. or Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in ENG107.||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|
|GIS222||Geographic Information Science II||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in GIS211 or permission of Instructor.||RC||3|
|GIS220||Introduction to ArcPy Scripting||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in GIS211.||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
- 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 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.