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Why choose Geology at PCC?

Geology is a great place to start if you are exploring a career in geology or just looking to understand our planet better. Most classes are designed for non-science majors. The classes will engage you in scientific inquiry through interactive learning.

Degrees and certificates

Degrees and certificates by number of terms to complete
Award Length Financial aid eligible Currently accepting students?
University transfer 2 years at PCC + 2 years at university

What will you learn?

Courses include topics such as:

  • Climate change
  • Earthquakes
  • Evolution and extinction
  • Fossils
  • Geology of the Pacific Northwest
  • Glaciers
  • Landslides
  • Minerals
  • Plate tectonics
  • Rivers
  • Rocks
  • Volcanoes
  • Weathering

Want to deepen your knowledge? Consider the?Earth Science Focus Award.

What will you do?

You will see the earth differently after taking a geology class.

Next steps

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PCC offers more than 90 programs.