Geology

  • Students atop Sentinel Dome show how much they love geology at LTCC!

    Students atop Sentinel Dome show how much they love geology at LTCC!

  • Hexagons patterns, shown here in Devils Postpile National Monument, are often repeated in nature.  Why do they exist and can you think of any other examples?

    Hexagons patterns, shown here in Devils Postpile National Monument, are often repeated in nature. Why do they exist and can you think of any other examples?

  • South Rim of the Grand Canyon and over 2 billion years of geologic history on display.

    South Rim of the Grand Canyon and over 2 billion years of geologic history on display.

  • The Race Track in Death Valley National Park is home to a variety of unique features.  What forces could make these rocks move?

    The Race Track in Death Valley National Park is home to a variety of unique features. What forces could make these rocks move?

Associate in Science for Transfer, Geology

This program provides students with general background knowledge in the field of Geology through lecture, lab, and field-based courses.

Students will gain a broader understanding of their physical environment and the interconnectedness between it and other disciplines.

Yosemite Panorama 

Program Learning Outcomes

• Demonstrate familiarity with major concepts, theoretical perspectives, empirical findings, and historical trends.

• Apply the scientific method to analyze geologic structures, processes and issues on a local, regional, national and/or global level.

• Communicate the complexity of the natural environment into its component interconnected systems.