AS-T1 - Associate in Science-Transfer to Biological, Environ/Resource, Chemistry, Geology and Earth Sciences
Fall, Winter, Spring
Spokane Falls Community College
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Are you curious about how the Earth works? Do you want a career that takes you out in nature? A degree in geology could be for you.
In this program, you will study the science of our planet, including its history, landforms, resources and natural systems. You’ll explore the role of geology and minerals in your everyday lives and learn how to interpret maps and identify minerals and rocks. This pre-major program is designed to prepare you to transfer at the junior level into a geology or related degree program at a four-year college or university.
Whether want to research volcanoes or earthquakes, work in the environmental field, or pursue a career in private industry, government or as a teacher, this program will lay the groundwork for a variety of geology-related career options.
SFCC offers extra support and career development to students pursuing a degree in science, technology, engineering, or math programs through MESA (Math, Engineering, Science Achievement).
You and your advisor will use this program map as a starting point to create a personal education plan customized to your needs. No matter what level of math you’re starting with, we will support you along your journey. We meet you where you are and help you reach your goals. We have a place for you!
Need more details? Check out the degree worksheet for the Associate in Science – Transfer Track 1.
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Geology AS-T1 map
Total Credits: 90
You and your advisor will use the Program Map located on this page to create a personal education plan customized to your interests and goals, your start quarter, full- or part-time status, any prior credits you have, and the classes available each quarter. To see the requirements for the AS-T 1 Biological Sciences, Environmental/Resource Sciences, Chemistry, Geology and Earth Science, click here, then scroll down to Associate in Science – Transfer Track 1 (AS-T 1)
Vicki was born and raised on a large commercial farm in Napa, California. She was able to combine her farm knowledge and love of science when she studied at California State Polytechnical Institute in San Luis Obispo with a major in Dairy Science. She has worked in the SFCC Admissions & Registration office for 20 years. During this time, she had the opportunity to serve students from application to completion and beyond.
Vicki joined the Computing, Math, and Science Division as a Guided Pathway Specialist in 2022. She is passionate about STEM, pathways and dedicated to helping students achieve their goals by meeting them where they are.
When off-campus, she enjoys spending time with her family, gardening and reading. She is proud of her 3 sons and 2 daughters-in-law who attended CCS.
Jennifer Barson holds an AAS from Pierce Community College, a BS in geology from Central Washington University, and an MS in hydrogeology from the University of Nevada. She has been teaching geology at SFCC since 2006. Barson’s broad background in earth science includes physical geology, historical geology and hydrogeology. She has been involved in the Science Olympiad and Expanding Your Horizons, a Girl Scouts program that increases young women’s interest in science. She also visits K-8 schools to bring science experiences to classrooms, in addition to hosting lab activities for visiting schools.
Janae graduated with a biology education degree from Washington State University in 2011. To explore more about the science world, she enrolled in a Masters program at WSU. While Janae is forever grateful for the lab experience, her thoughts were always with the students she was working with and thus her love for education was confirmed. Janae earned her Masters in Bioinformatics in 2014 and started as a lab technician at SFCC in 2015. She moved up to Director of MESA in 2018 and strives to grow the inner professional in all students.
Holly is the Lab Technician for the Physical Science Department at SFCC. She earned a B.S. in Geology from Eastern Washington University. When she’s not at work doing science, she is backpacking and camping with her German Shepherd. Holly is passionate about the physical sciences because they help answer some of our planet’s greatest mysteries. She is happy to be a part of student success in STEM at SFCC!
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