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Overview

Geology is the scientific study of the origin, history, and structure of the earth. Classes are designed for students interested in the Earth’s natural features and history. Geology is a great place to start for students thinking of exploring a career in Geology or just looking to better understand the planet. 

Careers in the field of Geology include Geological Technician, Mining Engineer, Geotechnician, Field Engineer, Observer, Technical Assistant, Exploration Manager, Geoscience Technician, Geoscientist, Soils Technician, and Geological E-Logger.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Preparing notes, sketches, geological maps, or cross-sections
  • Reading and studying reports in order to compile information and data for geological and geophysical prospecting
  • Participating in geological, geophysical, geochemical, hydrographic, or oceanographic surveys, prospecting field trips, exploratory drilling, well logging, or underground mine survey programs
  • Plotting information from aerial photographs, well logs, section descriptions, or other databases

Program Curriculum

The completion of Geology courses do not lead to a specific Geology program degree; however, most courses satisfy the natural science requirements, or program electives, in fulfillment of an Associates Degree or Certificate.

Transfer

Geology courses may transfer to a four-year college or university as elective credits, program requirement credits, and/or graduation requirements for the receiving institution. Students interested in transferring to a university are encouraged to check with their academic advisor and Aztransfer.com website for the most accurate and timely transfer requirement information.

Employment Outlook

For information about careers in your area of study, visit O*NET OnLine for detailed job descriptions, education requirements, wage and employment trend information.