Geographic Information Science, A.S.

In addition to the 20 units of the certificate program in Geographic Information Science, students must also complete all MSJC General Education Option A requirements (a total of 60 units) for the Associate of Science degree in Geographic Information Science.


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MSJC General Education Option A 

Plan of Study Grid
Fall Semester 1Units
GEOG-105 Map Interpretation and Spatial Analysis 3
ENGL-101 College Composition (formerly Freshman Composition) 4
PS-101 Introduction to American Government and Politics 3
Leadership Development (LEAD-101)
or Integrative Career/Life Planning (formerly GUID-116)
GEOG-582 Programming for GIS (formerly GEOG-082) 3
Spring Semester 1
GEOG-115 Introduction to Geographic Information Science 2
GIS-580 Geospatial Information Systems Practicum I (formerly GEOG-080) 2
Python Programming - Level 1
or SQL Programming - Level 1
MATH-140 Introduction to Statistics 3
Python Programming - Level 2 1
or SQL Programming - Level 2
GEOG-584 Water Management with GIS (formerly GEOG-084) 3
Fall Semester 2
GEOG-520 Intermediate Geographic Information Science 4
COMM-103 Interpersonal Communication 3
GEOG-585 GIS for Catastrophes (formerly GEOG-085) 3
GEOG-111 Geography of California 3
GEOG-583 Spatial Database Design and Management (formerly GEOG-083) 3
Spring Semester 2
GEOG-525 Advanced Geographic Information Science 3
ART-104 World Art 3
GEOG-586 GIS for Web Applications (formerly GEOG-086) 3
GEOG-108 World Regional Geography 3
 Total Units60

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An Associate Degree in this program requires students to follow MSJC's General Education, Option A and complete all general education areas, all major requirements, and complete an overall total of 60 degree applicable units with a minimum 2.0 GPA.

Course Title Credits
MSJC General Education Option A24
Required Geographic Information Science Courses14
Geographic Information Science Electives6
Electives (as needed to reach 60 units)
Course Title Credits
Required Courses
GEOG-105Map Interpretation and Spatial Analysis3
GEOG-115Introduction to Geographic Information Science2
GEOG-520Intermediate Geographic Information Science4
GEOG-525Advanced Geographic Information Science3
GIS-580Geospatial Information Systems Practicum I (formerly GEOG-080)2
Elective Courses
Elective courses are identified under the following concentration areas. Students must complete 6 units (any combination) under one concentration area to earn a Certificate in GIS. Once a Certificate in GIS has been earned, additional Certificates in GIS may be awarded for completion of 6 units in other concentration areas.6
Cooperative Work Experience: Geographic Information Science (formerly GEOG-149)
Programming for GIS (formerly GEOG-082)
Spatial Database Design and Management (formerly GEOG-083)
Water Management with GIS (formerly GEOG-084)
GIS for Catastrophes (formerly GEOG-085)
GIS for Web Applications (formerly GEOG-086)
Total Units20

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