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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
University of Arizona
Transfer Program
Geography - Meteorology (Bachelor of Science)

What You’ll Learn

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 the Associate in Science, Geography - Meteorology 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.

Air Traffic Controllers

$123,387

Atmospheric and Space Scientists

$93,873

Broadcast News Analysts

$67,041

Climate Change Analysts

$62,797

Environmental Scientists and Specialists

$62,797

Forest and Conservation Workers

$47,560

Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists

$38,782

Geographers

$65,224

Geoscientists

$88,331

Hydrologists

$62,623

Postsecondary Geography Teachers

$56,457

* 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 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.
  • This course sequence is still pending final approval
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
14-18
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 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
14-18
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
COM100 or
COM110 or
COM230
Introduction to Human Communication or Interpersonal Communication or Small Group Communication SB 3
(GPH212 and
GPH214)
(Introduction to Meteorology I and Introduction to Meteorology Laboratory I) SQ 4

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
15-19
Language or
Elective
Any 101 Level Language Course or If testing out of the language requirement, complete an elective 3–5
PHY115 or
PHY121
University Physics I or University Physics I: Mechanics SQ 4–5
MAT240 or
MAT241
Calculus with Analytic Geometry III or Calculus with Analytic Geometry III MA 4–5
(GPH213 and
GPH215)
(Climate and Weather and Climate and Weather Laboratory) GPH213 carries the SG Value.
Fulfills CLAS Science and Society Elective at ASU
SG 4

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
16-19
HU Any Humanities, Arts, & Design (HU) Course 3
HU or (HU&L) Any Humanities, Arts, & Design (HU) Course OR any HU course that carries the L requirement if CRE101 exempt 3
PHY116 or
PHY131
University Physics II or University Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism SQ 4–5
GIS205 Geographic Information Technologies CS 3
Language 102 or
Elective
Any 102 Language Course or If testing out of the language requirement, complete an elective 3–5
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
7-10
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
HU Any Humanities, Arts, and Design Area 3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
7-8
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
7-8
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
8-9
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 4

Term 5

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 5
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
7-8
PHY115 or
PHY121
University Physics I or University Physics I: Mechanics 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
8-9
PHY116 or
PHY131
University Physics II or University Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism SQ 4–5
(GPH213 and
GPH215)
(Climate and Weather and Climate and Weather Laboratory) GPH213 carries the SG Value.
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
6-9
COM100 or
COM110 or
COM230
Introduction to Human Communication or Interpersonal Communication or Small Group Communication SB 3
HU Any Humanities, Arts, & Design (HU) Course OR any HU course that carries the L requirement if CRE101 exempt 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
6-8
GIS205 Geographic Information Technologies CS 3
Language or
Elective
Any 101 Language Course or If testing out of the language requirement, complete an elective 3–5

Term 9

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 9
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
3-5
Language or
Elective
Any 102 Language Course or If testing out of the language requirement, complete an elective 3–5

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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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