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Catalog 2012-2013 
Catalog 2012-2013 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Meteorology, Science Transfer Pattern

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Associate of Science (A.S.) in Science
Transfer Pattern - Meteorology

General Education - 36-39 Credits

General Education Electives:

(Choose courses in each category from the list of approved General Education courses . One of the 3-credit General Education courses must be a Diversity course.)

Program Electives - 12 Credits

Recommended (Select at least 12 credits)

Total Credits Required for Degree: 60-63*

* A new college orientation requirement, completion of the one-credit ACDV 101  course, Transitioning to College, went into effect spring 2010. If you are a credit student who is new to college (meaning you have not successfully completed college coursework at another institution(s)), you are required to take ACDV 101  during your first semester at CCBC, thereby increasing the number of credits required for this degree to 61-64 credits. Students are required to provide an official transcript(s) to document successful completion of college coursework at another institution(s) in order for this requirement to be waived.

Transfer Pattern Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this transfer pattern, students will be able to:

  1. relate global and local heat exchange processes to the hydrologic cycle and atmospheric dynamics;
  2. explain the adiabatic process, how it develops and its effect on the atmosphere and on different regions of the world; 
  3. explain how various types of storms develop;
  4. interpret meteorological charts to assess current weather and make predictions; 
  5. use data to solve chemistry problems; and 
  6. perform meteorology experiments and write coherent laboratory reports.

Transfer Pattern Description:

This degree pattern is designed to help students transfer to colleges and universities that offer a baccalaureate degree with a major in Meteorology. Beyond the General Education requirements and options, this pattern should be considered in light of the requirements of the selected transfer institution. Students should consult with a transfer coordinator or an advisor for information about specific requirements.

Meteorology draws upon many sources for its material because of its attempts to describe processes and changes in the atmosphere. Some of the major fields of investigation include structure of the atmosphere, temperature-pressure-density relationships, heat transfer, moisture and precipitation processes, cloud dynamics, and severe weather processes.

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