Associate in Science (Transfer)

Your curiosity about Earth’s atmosphere and your concern for the lives affected by the weather combine for a unique career. Learn to create accurate and timely forecasts that can save lives. With first-rate instructors, a fun environment, and affordable tuition, ICC can be the place where you define your passion.

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A student planning to prepare for a career in computer science, mathematics teaching at the high school level or as a research technician will essentially earn a major in mathematics. Many mathematics majors choose to take considerable work (possibly even a second major) in an applied field such as chemistry, physics, economics, accounting, computer programming, etc. By studying in an applied area along with mathematics, students strengthen their employability, especially in industry or at a research facility.

A Quality Education

Faculty who are experts in their fields teach all ICC courses. They are 100% committed to teaching so you’re ready to transfer to a university or move into your career.

Get Involved

Challenge yourself in ICC’s Honors Program. High-achieving students join Honors to experience sustained intellectual and social interactions with their peers.

Career Opportunities

Atmospheric Scientist, Meteorologist, Climatologist, Agriculture Scientist, Weather Forecaster, Journalist


24 Months

If full time

4 terms if full-time (15-16 credits / term)

What if I attend part-time?

Our program can be completed at your pace; just plan for a longer time-to-degree.



+ supplies & fees

Based on 2023-24

What financial assistance can I receive?

Our STEM programs qualify for financial aid. That might include scholarships, grants and loans. Learn more about financial assistance at ICC.



Students per class

Small class sizes mean more individual attention and a higher rate of success.

Will I be ready to transfer?

View the College Catalog to see a complete list of classes for this program.

Meet Our Students and Alumni

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How Do I Get Into the Meteorology Program?

  1. Complete our quick admissions application. It’s free and easy!
  2. Apply for financial aid (FAFSA).
  3. Apply for ICC Scholarships. Just 1 application for over 700 scholarships.

How Am I Going to Manage This?

Math, Science & Engineering

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