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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
Important information you’ll need when applying to MCC:
- Academic Career
- Degree/Certificate Type
- Career and Technical Associate Degree
- Academic Plan
- Geospatial Technologies (AAS)
- Academic Plan Code
- Total Credits Required
- Catalog Year
Successful completion of the Geospatial Technologies 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 placement tests and completion of 100-200 level course pre-/corequisites and program prerequisites.
- 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.||Meets General Education Math requirement||PP||3–5|
|CIS105||Survey of Computer Information Systems||RC||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|
|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|
|GIS223||Introduction to Digital Image Processing||RC||4|
|Oral Communication||Any approved general education course in the Oral Communication area||COM||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).||CR||3|
|CSC110||Introduction to Computer Science (Java)||Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in MAT120 or MAT121 or MAT122.||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|
|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|
|Natural Science||Any approved general education course in the Natural Sciences area||Prerequisites: Permission of Program Director or Instructor.||RC||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||7|
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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 Associate in Applied Science in Geospatial Technologies (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm3?id=67511).
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|