Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Associate in Science, Geography - Meteorology
Major: 8604
First Term: 2019 Fall
Award Type: AS

CIP Code: 40.0404
Total Credits: 60-64
GPA: 2.00
SOC Code: Upon completion of this degree, students may pursue a career as a(n):
53-2021.00 Air Traffic Controller
45-4011.00 Forest and Conservation Worker

Upon completion of a bachelor`s degree, students may pursue a career as a(n):
27-3021.00 Broadcast Meteorologist
19-2041.00 Environmental Scientist
33-2022.00 Forest Fire Inspector and Prevention Specialist
19-3092.00 Geographer
19-2043.00 Hydrologist

Upon completion of a graduate degree, students may pursue a career as a(n):
19-2021.00 Atmospheric and Space Scientist
19-2041.01 Climate Change Analyst
25-1064.00 Geography Professor
19-2042.00 Geoscientist



Description: 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.


Program Learning Outcomes
1. Recognize and explain the atmospheric processes that drive weather and climate patterns. (GIS205, GPH111, GPH112, GPH113, GPH212, GPH213, GPH214, GPH215)
2. Evaluate spatial patterns and relationships within the framework of the scientific method. (GCU102, GIS205, GPH111, GPH112, GPH113, GPH210, GPH211, GPH212, GPH213, GPH214, GPH215, (COM))
3. Examine the interdependent relationships between the physical and human/cultural environment (such as landforms, climate, resources, political and economic systems, sociology, sustainability). (GCU102, GCU121, GCU122, GIS205, GPH111, GPH112, GPH113, GPH210, GPH211, GPH212, GPH213, GPH214, GPH215, MAT206, [FYC], [L], [MA], (COM))
4. Critically assess and analyze real-world issues through application of geographic concepts, systems, principles, and theories. (GCU102, GCU121, GCU122, GIS205, GPH111, GPH112, GPH113, GPH210, GPH211, GPH212, GPH213, GPH214, GPH215, [CS], [FYC], [L], [MA], (COM))
5. Communicate geographic analyses through verbal, written, and/or geospatial techniques. (GCU102, GCU121, GCU122, GIS205, GPH111, GPH112, GPH113, GPH210, GPH211, GPH212, GPH213, GPH214, GPH215, LANG, [FYC], [CS], [L], [MA], (COM))
6. Recognize ethical considerations encompassing the professional activities of geographers. (GCU102, GCU121, GCU122, GIS205, GPH111, GPH112, GPH113, GPH210, GPH211, GPH212, GPH213, GPH214, GPH215, [FYC], (COM))
7. Collaborate with diverse individuals, groups, and institutions to achieve common goals in the field of geography. (GCU102, GIS205, GPH111, GPH112, GPH113, GPH210, GPH211, GPH212, GPH213, GPH214, GPH215, LANG, (COM))
Required Courses
GPH111 Introduction to Physical Geography (3) AND
+ GPH112 Introduction to Physical Geography Lab (1)
OR
GPH113 Introduction to Physical Geography (4) 4

GCU102 Introduction to Human Geography 3

GPH212 Introduction to Meteorology I (3) AND
GPH214 Introduction to Meteorology Laboratory I (1) 4

GPH213 Climate and Weather (3) AND
GPH215 Climate and Weather Laboratory (1) 4

GIS205 Geographic Information Technology 3

+ PHY115 University Physics I (5) OR
+ PHY121 University Physics I: Mechanics (4) 4-5

+ PHY116 University Physics II (5) OR
+ PHY131 University Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism (4) 4-5

+ MAT230 Calculus with Analytic Geometry II (5) OR
+ MAT231 Calculus with Analytic Geometry II (4) 4-5

+ MAT240 Calculus with Analytic Geometry III (5) OR
+ MAT241 Calculus with Analytic Geometry III (4) 4-5
Credits: 34-38

MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: January 22, 2019

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