Associate in Applied Science in Geospatial Technologies Geospatial Technologies Track III: Transfer Emphasis

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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
61–77

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)

Track III: Transfer Emphasis: Credits: 0-13
+MAT120 Intermediate Algebra (5) OR
+MAT121 Intermediate Algebra (4) OR
+MAT122 Intermediate Algebra (3) OR
Satisfactory score on District placement exam 0-5

+MAT187 Precalculus (5)
OR
+MAT150 College Algebra/Functions (5) OR
+MAT151 College Algebra/Functions (4) OR
+MAT152 College Algebra/Functions (3)
AND
+MAT182 Plane Trigonometry (3)
OR
Satisfactory score on District placement exam 0-8

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
15-18
MAT120 or
MAT121 or
MAT122
Intermediate Algebra or
Intermediate Algebra or
Intermediate Algebra
Meet General Education Math Requirement PP 3–5
CIS105 Survey of Computer Information Systems PP 3
GIS205 Geographic Information Technologies RC 3
GCU102 or
GPH113
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

Term 2

Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
13-15
CSC110 Introduction to Computer Science (Java) RC 3
MAT187 or
MAT150 or
MAT151 or
MAT152
Precalculus or
College Algebra/Functions or
College Algebra/Functions or
College Algebra/Functions
PP 3–5
GIS211 Geographic Information Science I RC 4
Oral Communication Any approved general education course in the Oral Communication area Oral Comm 3

Term 3

Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
14-16
MAT182 Plane Trigonometry PP 3
CRE101 College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking Critical Reading 3
CSC205AB Object Oriented Programming and Data Structures RC 4
GCU298++ or
GPH298++
Special Projects RC 1–3
ENG102 or
ENG108
First-Year Composition or
First-Year Composition for ESL
FYC 3

Term 4

Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
15
GIS220 Introduction to ArcPy Scripting RC 3
GIS222 Geographic Information Science II RC 4
MAT220 Calculus with Analytic Geometry I RC 5
Humanities and Fine Arts Any approved general education course from the Humanities, Arts and Design area HUM 3

Term 5

Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
14
Natural Science Any approved general education course in the Natural Sciences area RC 4
Social & Behavioral Sciences Any approved general education course in the Social-Behavioral Sciences area RC 3
GPH+++ Any GPH Physical Geography course not listed under Required Course area RE 7

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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.