2020-2021 Pierce College Catalog 
    
    Apr 20, 2021  
2020-2021 Pierce College Catalog

Geology (AS-Track 1) Course Map


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Created by Pierce faculty, this map outlines the initial coursework for this career field and for transfer to a four-year institution. It provides you a clear path to complete your degree by listing a specific set of courses relevant to your program and career. The map is designed with the appropriate number of credits and meets degree requirements. Courses are organized in a recommended sequence; please schedule accordingly. If a course is unavailable, select the next appropriate course within the sequence. If you want to change a course on this map you must speak with an advisor to assure you meet all degree requirements. For each course, a purpose statement explains how the content relates to your career field. On this map, there may be instances when you will be required to select a course from several options. Use these purpose statements and notes to choose the course that best aligns with your interests and needs. You will also find action items to complete to assure you progress and graduate on time. While this map is a great guide to courses required to complete an Associate in Science (AS-T) Degree Track 1 , you are responsible for fulfilling all degree requirements. Questions? Your Success Network is ready to help you!

Important note about transfer: colleges and universities may change their requirements at any time, so this map is not a guarantee of transfer. You will need to check transfer requirements with your intended four-year school. 

1. College Success


  • Course purpose: A foundational course to explore and affirm a career choice and build upon the skills, knowledge, and resources that will support you at Pierce College and beyond.

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  • Note: The College Success course you select will depend on the Career Pathway Map you are following. Your advisor will assist you in selecting either the 3- or 5- credit version of the course. Should you choose to repeat a College Success course you must enroll in a College Success course with the same credit amount as the original course; a COLLG 110 course grade can only be replaced with a grade from another COLLG 110 course and a COLLG 115 course grade can only be replaced with a grade from another COLLG 115 course.

2. Precalculus I


3. Precalculus II


Action Item: Meet with Advisor


Use your Success Network!  In your first quarter, meet with your advisor to revisit your career and transfer path, make adjustments to your goals as needed, and plan for your next steps. 

4. Calculus I and Calculus II


Take one course per quarter until the sequence is finished.

5. Math Course Recommendation


Choose one

  • Course purpose: Analyses of geologic data often requires statistical approaches.

  • Note: MATH& 153 may be used as a substitute for MATH& 163.  Please check with your transfer institution to determine how this substitution may impact your transfer-readiness.

  • Course purpose: The fundamentals of calculus are necessary for the understanding of the quantitative aspects of geology.

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  • Note: The math course you select will depend on the Career Pathway Map you are following, the transfer institution/degree that you select, and your math placement guidance. Your advisor will assist you in selecting the relevant 5 or 7 credit course(s) based upon co-requisite options.    

6. Introduction to Physical Geology


8. General Chemistry with Lab I/II/III


Take one course per quarter until sequence is finished. 

Action Item: Apply for Graduation


Way to go!  It is time to apply for graduation.  Visit the Pierce College Graduation website for details.  https://www.pierce.ctc.edu/graduation

9. English Composition I


  • Course purpose: Provides skills necessary to communicate geologic and other information.

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  • Note: Your advisor will assist you in reviewing your Guided Self Placement and selecting either the 5-credit or the 7-credit co-requisite ENGL& 101 + ENGLC 101 course.

10. Physics Course Recommendation


Choose one group.

Group A


Group B


11. Social Science Course Recommendation


Choose one

  • Course purpose: Geologists need to be able to relate to people in a variety of cultural settings in order to solve resource, hazard, and environmental problems both locally and internationally.

  • Course purpose: Geologists need to understand the interactions of people with their environment in a variety of geographic settings in order to solve resource, hazard, and environmental problems both locally and internationally.

  • Course purpose: Geologists need to understand the interactions of people with their environment in a variety of geographic settings in order to solve resource, hazard, and environmental problems both locally and internationally.

  • Course purpose: Geologists need to be able to relate to people in a variety of cultural settings in order to solve resource, hazard, and environmental problems both locally and internationally.

12. Environmental Geology


13. Historical Geology


  • Course purpose: Develop your knowledge of Earth’s geological and biological history provides perspective on present-day natural resource development and environmental concerns.

14. Humanities Course Recommendation


Choose one

15. Humanities/Social Science Course Recommendation


Choose one

Total Credits 98-104


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