AS-T1 - Bio/Envr/Chem/Geol/Earth
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 in creating your own personal education plan, customized to your needs. No matter what level of math you’re starting with, you will have support all along your journey. We meet you where you are and help you reach your goals. We have a place for you!
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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)
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.
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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