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Geology

Geology Classes

For the health and safety of our community, all college offices have moved services online March 18 through May 10. College offices will reopen to the public on May 11.

Employees are serving students and the community remotely during this time. Please check back for updates on this website for access to services available online, by email, or phone.

Spring quarter registration is open. Register online at edcc.edu/schedule. Spring quarter classes begin April 13. 

  • 100% online instruction for ALL classes for spring quarter.
  • Exception: Classes with a hands-on component will be online April 13 through May 17, then the hands-on portion of the class will be offered in person from May 18 through June 19. Social distancing guidelines will be followed.

All college updates, resources, and information about COVID-19 is available at edcc.edu/coronavirus. Thank you for your flexibility and understanding.

Geology is a broad scientific discipline that studies all aspects of the planet: its history, its composition and internal structure, and its surface features. Geologists seek answers to many basic questions about our world:

  • What material is the planet composed of?
  • Why are the continents shaped the way they are?
  • How did the Himalaya and Alps rise to their great heights?
  • Why are volcanoes located where they are?
  • Why are some regions devastated by earthquakes but others are not?
  • How did Earth's environment change and evolve over billions of years?

Geologists can find work in a wide range of industries and scientific fields, and, in effect, serve as Earth's historians.