Associate in Science | 61 Credits
Program Description: The meteorology program is designed to prepare students for transfer to a four-year school to complete a bachelor’s degree in meteorology or a related field in the geosciences.
By the conclusion of this program students will have:
- A foundational understanding of meteorology and the elementary application of mathematics, physics, and chemistry in the field.
- The ability to collect and analyze meteorological data from web-based sources for the purpose of understanding the current state of the atmosphere as well as its’ future evolution.
- Demonstrated effective communication of meteorological information.
- Completed the required coursework in mathematics, physics, and chemistry needed to understand the dynamic and thermodynamic processes present in Earth’s atmosphere.
First Semester – 15 Credits
This course involves an understanding of the principles of measurement, chemical equations, stoichiometry, atomic structure, chemical bonding, periodic relationships, and the chemistry of the common elements. Prerequisites: Appropriate placement score or 1 year high school chemistry with the appropriate letter grade or Corequiste: MATH129 or MATH130. 3-2-4
Introduction to Information Tech
A computer course designed to introduce students to personal computers. Topics include basic concepts of computer operations, storage media, software categories, Windows operating system, computer communication devices, and Internet. The course also includes introduction to Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint. Honors Option Available Introduction to Information Technology honors introduces concepts related to global computing concepts together with MicroSoft Office to develop documents, spreadsheets, databases and presentations. Through a series of projects students will learn how to develop integrated applications correlated other honors courses. 3-0-3
Survey of Information Science
Survey of Information Science is a course that serves as an introduction to the cynergy between business concepts, information technology and data management. Relational and distributed database systems are used to learn how to use data to support corporate operations. Students are introduced to MIS concepts by studying industry standard systems in a variety of professional fields and regulatory environments. Business ethics and privacy law are explored using case studies. 3-0-3
This course provides an introduction to the ideas and applications of calculus. The major topics studied are limits and continuity; differentiation; applications of differentiation; and integration. Prerequisite: "C" or better in MATH140 or MATH155, appropriate placement score, appropriate high school records or permission of the faculty. 4-0-4 Honors Option Available This course provides an introduction to the ideas and applications of calculus. The major topics studied are limits and continuity; differentiation; applications of differentiation; and integration. As an honors course, students will apply the concepts of differentiation to a global issue or concern. (4-0-4)
An introductory course in meteorology covering a wide array of topics including the composition of the Earth's atmosphere, the forces governing air motion, atmospheric stability and the development of weather systems commonly observed in and around North America. Real-time data and real-world events will be explored along with the conceptual topics. 3-2-4 Co-Requisite: MATH129 or MATH130
Second Semester – 17 Credits
This is a continuation of CHEM101 with special emphasis on chemical reaction, chemical thermodynamics, kinetics, equilibrium, electro chemistry, acid base chemistry, and reduction oxidation reactions. General concepts of organic chemistry will also be reviewed. Prerequisite: CHEM101 3-2-4
The emphasis is on speech preparation and delivery in a variety of speaking experiences designed to improve the speaker’s capability through the application of correct speech practices. Honors Option Available Public Speaking Honors emphasizes speech preparation, and delivery, with special attention paid to crafting effective academic and professional presentations on global and international issues. Speeking experiences and presentations will be designed by individuals and groups and presented to the CCBC community, the public and other appropriate audiences. 3-0-3
This course is a continuation of MATH160 and completes the introduction to one-variable calculus. Major topics covered are applications of integrals; inverse functions; techniques of integration; and infinite series. Prerequisite: "C" or better in MATH160 4-0-4
Students will practice expository writing and learn the academic form of the essay and research paper. Students will focus on the development of an academically sound and challenging thesis and resulting essay. The mechanics of writing will be reviewed as needed. Pre-requisite: Placement testing; successful completion of DEVS012 Reading and DEVS015 Introduction to College Writing if required, permission of the Division Director. Honors Option Available English Composition Honor students will practice expository and persuasive discourse in writing and learning the academic form of the essay and research paper. Students will focus on the development of a sound thesis for projects concerning topics of global or international significance. 3-0-3
Third Semester – 15 Credits
This course is an introduction to a field whose ideas and concepts pervade modern society and whose importance in business, technology, science and research in general is considerable and ever growing. The course consists of three parts, namely, descriptive statistics, probability and inferential statistics. Prerequisite: "C" or better in PREP021, appropriate placement score or high school records. 4-0-4
This course is a continuation of MATH161 and introduces multi-variable calculus. Major topics covered include vectors and vector-valued functions, partial differentiation with applications, integration of functions of two or three variables, line integrals and vector fields. Prerequisite: "C" or better in MATH161. 4-0-4
This is a calculus-based physics course for students needing a calculus based physics course for transfer to a 4-year institution. Included are topics from statics, kinematics, dynamics and periodic motion. The emphasis of the material is on the application, the theory and the practice of the relevant measurement. The analysis of mechanical systems is also emphasized. 3-2-4 Prerequisite: MATH160.
Fourth Semester – 14 Credits
The study of differential equations is essential to mathematics, engineering and the sciences. This course addresses first and second order, ordinary differential equations and their applications. Separable, exact homogeneous and constant coefficient equations are studied, as well as, linear systems of differential equations and boundary value problems. Methods studied include Laplace transformations, power series and numerical methods. 4-0-4 Pre-requisite: MATH200
This is a calculus-based physics course for students needing a calculus based physics course intending for transfer to a 4-year institution. Included are topics from electrostatics and magnetostatics. The emphasis of the material is on the application, problem solving, theory and the practice of the relevant measurements. The analysis of mechanical systems is also emphasized. 3-2-4 Pre-Requisite PHYS202. Co-Requisite MATH161.
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