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

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Field of Interest: Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)

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 Associate Degree
Academic Plan
Geospatial Technologies (AAS)
Academic Plan Code
3108
Total Credits Required
61–77
Catalog Year
2019-2020

Career Opportunities

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.

* Career and wage information provided by Emsi using data, reports, and forecasts which are generated using government data sources and Emsi’s proprietary analytical processes. Emsi’s data covers multiple classes of workers including QCEW, non-QCEW, and those who are self-employed. Disclaimer

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 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.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
MAT120 or
MAT121 or
MAT122
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

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
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 COM 3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
MAT182 Plane Trigonometry PP 3
CRE101 College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking CR 3
CSC205AB Object Oriented Programming and Data Structures RC 4
GCU298++ or
GPH298++
RC
ENG102 or
ENG108
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
GIS220 Introduction to ArcPy Scripting RC 3
GIS222 Geographic Information Science II RC 3
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

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 5
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
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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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).

Other Versions

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
2019-2020 Current
2018-2019 5/29/2018 – 5/27/2019