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The Associate in Science (AS), Geography - Meteorology provides the first two years of a four-year curriculum for students who intend to transfer to a four-year institution to study meteorology and/or climatology. This associate degree will prepare students for employment opportunities in a number of careers including forest and conservation workers and air traffic controllers. Upon completion of a bachelor's degree, students may pursue a career in several areas including broadcast meteorology, geography, hydrology, environmental science, and forest fire inspection and prevention. Upon completion of a graduate degree, students may pursue a number of careers including atmospheric and space scientist, geoscientist, climate change analyst, and geography professor. 

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Academic Career
Credit
Degree/Certificate Type
Associate Degree / University Transfer
Academic Plan
Associate in Science, Geography - Meteorology (AS)
Academic Plan Code
8604
Total Credits Required
60-64
Catalog Year
2019-2020
Transfer Partner
Arizona State University
Transfer Program
Geography - Meteorology (Bachelor of Science)

What You’ll Learn

This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Demonstrate technical proficiency by incorporating kinesthetic and somatic principles of movement in various dance styles.
  2. Apply and analyze artistic elements including intention, movement quality, breath, connection, phrasing, self-awareness, and musicality while performing.
  3. Correlate historical and cultural knowledge of various dance styles and approaches to movement practices and performance.
  4. Use critical and creative thinking skills in the composition of choreography.
  5. Critically analyze and evaluate choreography, technique, and performance and be able to communicate feedback using thoughtful written and oral dialogue.
  6. Integrate choreography with production elements in professional-level dance performance.
  7. Practice self-awareness, emotional intelligence, and effective interpersonal skills in group communication and collaboration.
  8. Synthesize the process of learning and the role of personal motivation to set and achieve educational goals.
  9. Engage in dance career exploration and develop skills and materials for self promotion and employment.
  10. Demonstrate ethical and professional behavior appropriate to the field of dance.
  11. Use dance to encourage civic and community engagement.

Career Opportunities

Successful completion of this 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.

Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists

$40,972

* 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

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 current district placement measures and completion of 100-200 course and/or program requirements.
  • 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.
  • This course sequence is still pending final approval

Full-time Sequence

Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.

A list of additional requirements for this pathway map
Awareness Areas
  • In addition to the requirements identified in the sequence below, students must complete the following awareness area requirements:
    • Cultural [C] and
    • Global [G] or Historical [H]
  • Students are strongly encouraged to visit with an academic advisor to ensure completion of all graduation requirements.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
GCU102 Introduction to Human Geography Critical course Gateway course G, SB 3
GPH113 or
(GPH111 and
GPH112)
Introduction to Physical Geography or (Introduction to Physical Geography and Introduction to Physical Geography lab) Critical course Gateway course SQ 3–4
MAT220 or
MAT221
Calculus with Analytic Geometry I or Calculus with Analytic Geometry I MA 4–5
ENG101 or
ENG107
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3
AAA115 or
CPD150
Creating College Success or Strategies for College Success 0–3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
GPH212 and
GPH214
Introduction to Meteorology I and Introduction to Meteorology Laboratory I SQ 4
MAT230 or
MAT231
Calculus with Analytic Geometry II or Calculus with Analytic Geometry II MA 4–5
ENG102 or
ENG108
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3
CRE101 College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking L 0–3
SB Social and Behavioral Sciences (SB) Course 3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
GPH213 and
GPH215
Climate and Weather and Climate and Weather Laboratory Fulfills CLAS Science and Society Elective at ASU SG 4
MAT240 or
MAT241
Calculus with Analytic Geometry III or Calculus with Analytic Geometry III MA 4–5
PHY115 or
PHY121
University Physics I or University Physics I: Mechanics SQ 4–5
COM100 or
COM110 or
COM225 or
COM230
Introduction to Human Communication or Interpersonal Communication or Public Speaking or Small Group Communication SB or L or SB 3
HU Any Humanities, Arts, & Design (HU) Course 3

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
GIS205 Geographic Information Technologies CS 3
PHY116 or
PHY131
University Physics II or University Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism SQ 4–5
HU Any Humanities, Arts, & Design (HU) Course 3
L or
Elective
Literacy & Critical Inquiry (L) Course or Elective Course Recommend selecting a course that satisfies [L] and [SB] or [L] and [HU] or [L] and (COM) or [L] and CRE101 requirements simultaneously. 3

Part-time Sequence

Part-time status is 11 credit hours or less.

A list of additional requirements for this pathway map
Awareness Areas
  • In addition to the requirements identified in the sequence below, students must complete the following awareness area requirements:
    • Cultural [C] and
    • Global [G] or Historical [H]
  • Students are strongly encouraged to visit with an academic advisor to ensure completion of all graduation requirements.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
GPH113 or
(GPH111 and
GPH112)
Introduction to Physical Geography or (Introduction to Physical Geography and Introduction to Physical Geography lab) Critical course Gateway course SQ 4
AAA115 or
CPD150
Creating College Success or Strategies for College Success 0–3
SB

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
GCU102 Introduction to Human Geography Critical course Gateway course G, SB 3
MAT220 or
MAT221
Calculus with Analytic Geometry I or Calculus with Analytic Geometry I Critical course MA 4–5

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ENG101 or
ENG107
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3
MAT230 or
MAT231
Calculus with Analytic Geometry II or Calculus with Analytic Geometry II MA 4–5

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
MAT240 or
MAT241
Calculus with Analytic Geometry III or Calculus with Analytic Geometry III MA 4–5
GPH212 and
GPH214
Introduction to Meteorology I and Introduction to Meteorology Laboratory I SQ 3

Term 5

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 5
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
PHY121 or
PHY115
University Physics I: Mechanics or University Physics I SQ 4–5
ENG102 or
ENG108
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3

Term 6

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 6
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
PHY131 or
PHY116
University Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism or University Physics II SQ 4–5
GPH213 and
GPH215
Climate and Weather and Climate and Weather Laboratory Fulfills CLAS Science and Society Elective at ASU SG 4

Term 7

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 7
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
COM100 or
COM110 or
COM225 or
COM230
Introduction to Human Communication or Interpersonal Communication or Public Speaking or Small Group Communication SB or L or SB 3
HU Humanities, Arts and Design 3
CRE101 College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking L 0–3

Term 8

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 8
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
GIS205 Geographic Information Technologies CS 3
HU Any Humanities, Arts, and Design Area 3
L or
Elective
L or Elective Recommend selecting a course that satisfies [L] and [SB] or [L] and [HU] or [L] and (COM) or [L] and CRE101 requirements simultaneously.

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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.

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