The Geography Department offers courses in both physical and cultural geography, as well as in weather and climate. These courses give a general educational background for those wishing to pursue an academic major in geography or meteorology.
Transfer major requirements in Geography or Meteorology are available in the Counseling Center. Students should consult a counselor and the appropriate college catalog for other transfer requirements. Catalogs of California and out-of-state colleges are located in the Library and the Counseling Center.
Designed for students to gain a solid foundation in GIS theory and related technologies, such as GPS and remote sensing, used across disciplines for mapping purposes and spatial analysis. Sequence courses build upon each other to provide hands-on technical skills demanded of professional workforce, culminating with professional portfolio. Demand for interns and entry-level positions & technicians is strong provided students learn industry standard software, GPS skills, database management, mapping design, and chose optional courses, such as computer-aided design (CAD), graphic design, as well as participate in a GIS internship.